Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio have worked brilliantly to build Inter into a winning team during the last three years, an Italian media report has revealed today.
Antonio Conte’s side are nine points clear at the top of Serie A with 11 games to spare, with a two-week gap until they play next after Saturday’s match against Sassuolo was postponed due to COVID-19 today.
Tuttosport’s print edition explained that 63% of players in Inter’s starting XI this season were signed during the last four transfer windows alone.
The average duration of the XI’s Inter careers is three and a half years, meanwhile, which drops to below three years if you remove Samir Handanovic (who joined the Nerazzurri way back in 2012).
Marotta and Ausilio’s work since the summer of 2019 was described as a masterpiece by the Turin-based paper.
Their report also argued that the team they had built was one that could stay together and competed for several seasons to come, with many young players signed who are only going to develop further.
Marotta is now Inter’s only director still positive for COVID-19 after Ausilio returned a negative test yesterday, as per the same source.
Stefan de Vrij, Matias Vecino, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Handanovic are the four first-team players known to have the virus.