Legendary former Inter President Massimo Moratti has given his thoughts on the InterSpac initative towards fan shareholding at the Nerazzurri.

Speaking to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.com, the former President touched on a number of subjects including his time with the Nerazzurri, and the idea of fan ownership proposed by InterSpac.

On the subject of Italy coach Roberto Mancini and his success at this summer’s Euros, the former President spoke about having brought the Italian to Inter, where he won three Scudetti as manager.

Marotti also spoke about the InterSpac initiative, which he did not weigh in on, preferring to view it as something from a new era of the club than the one which he oversaw.

Interspac, and the idea of public shareholding at Italian clubs, has become something of a polarizing subject, inviting both optimism and skepticism from those within the Italian game, but for Marotti it is something which he is not interested in.

His words on Mancini:

“I had the pleasure and happiness of having brought him to Inter. I will always remember his way of introducing himself to me with a Nerazzurri wool jersey as a gift, the kind that the players used to wear once, with the shield sewn on the chest.

“He told me we would win it together and I chose him. I was impressed by his way of immediately embracing the traditions of the club, he showed real class.”

Marotta also commented on the performances of current Inter midifielder Nicolo Barella with the Azzurri at the Euros:

“He had already shown Inter how good he was, playing a great season with a great coach. He had the opportunity to confirm himself and he did it by showing his best.”

About InterSpac he had this to say:

“When I decided to enter football, I did it without any second thoughts. Now this is a pleasure that I leave to others.”