Inter’s decisions to appoint Antonio Conte as coach and Beppe Marotta as CEO have been the decisive factors in their ascent to the Serie A title, according to Italian journalist Fabio Ravezzani.

The Nerazzurri overcame Crotone in a 2-0 win at the Stadio Ezio Scida yesterday to move to within a point of a first Scudetto since 2010, and will be crowned champions today if Atalanta fail to pick up maximum points against Sassuolo this afternoon.

Taking to Twitter, Ravezzani argued that Inter had the best coach in Serie A in Conte, whilst he also had the backing of the league’s most competent CEO in Marotta.

In contrast, title rivals Juventus have struggled to match the Nerazzurri after appointing Andrea Pirlo into his first coaching role and are battling to qualify for the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Ravezzani suggested that AC Milan had a good coach in Stefano Pioli but were hampered by inexperience at boardroom level, with director Paolo Maldini only two years into his role.

“Inter will win the Scudetto because they have the best director and the best coach on the market, in a club that is already at the top. Juve improvised in both roles. Milan have inexperienced directors and a decent coach. End of story,” he tweeted.