Former Inter striker Giacomo Libera believes that current Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta is a top director and that his passion for football is a great asset.
Speaking to today’s print edition of the Bari-based edition of La Repubblica, the 70-year-old explained that Marotta is the one club figure who he remains in contact with and also spoke about the summer departure of Antonio Conte.
Marotta had already established a strong reputation in Italian football for his work with Sampdoria and Juventus by the time he arrived at Inter.
The Italian executive has won further praise for helping to build the Scudetto-winning side of last campaign before guiding the team through a difficult summer to the position of strength in which they now find themselves.
However, as Libera explained, Marotta’s connection goes back much further in time and he has worked hard to follow his passion over the years to culminate in where he is now.
“I’m not in contact with anyone at the club, apart from Beppe Marotta,” Libera explained. “When I was at Varese he was a warehouse assistant for our club.”
He went on that “He was a huge football fan and started from there, helping the team’s warehouse keeper, in order to be a part of the world of football.”
“He has had a great career because he is really a very good director,” the former striker explained.
“We talk via text messages sometimes and we discussed the departure of Antonio Conte,” he added of Marotta. “He told me that we could do nothing about it, the financial situation had unfortunately put as at a crossroads.”