Inter’s Curva Nord have given their full backing to Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio as the Nerazzurri begin life after Antonio Conte.
Conte officially left Inter by mutual consent last night after owners Suning made it clear that they needed to cut costs before next season.
Inter president Steven Zhang was contested with angry banners outside the club’s offices yesterday, but the calm has returned after a delegation from the Curva Nord met with Marotta and Ausilio.
“We haven’t spoken with the owners, but we’re certain that Inter’s ambitions will remain intact as long as Marotta and Ausilio are there,” Inter’s main supporters group wrote in a statement on their Facebook page.
“We’d therefore like to ask fans to not have hysterical reactions (although we admit that we too were the first to go through an emotionally difficult moment yesterday) and to stay confident.
“There was nothing new which came out of our meeting with the directors, the club needs to make sacrifices but they will not dismantle the team.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed the world and inevitably it’s forced clubs to review their strategies.
“We’re therefore giving complete backing to Inter’s management, which is full of competent and qualified people, to ensure that Inter are on the starting blocks for next season with all the ingredients required to chase the second star and do well in Europe.
“Should the owners’ actions deviate from what has been agreed, we’ll take the appropriate action.
“We demand and always will demand respect towards the fans and the history of the club.
Conte led Inter to the club’s first Serie A title in 11 years but now everything has changed and the club are in a very difficult spot.
Inter have had a frantic day looking for Conte’s replacement, but they are expected to appoint Simone Inzaghi as their new head coach.
Inzaghi was thought to be out of the running last night after agreeing a new deal at Lazio, but he changed his mind today and will come to San Siro.
On Conte, the Curva Nord added: “We thank him first and foremost for the incredible job he did in charge of the team, a team which will always remain in the hearts of all Interisti.
“Conte’s task was clear from the beginning: he had to get us back winning, and he achieved his goal.
“Yesterday is already in the past though, the future is there to be grabbed.
“We don’t want to coast along and we will hold everyone to account.”