Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that the work of CEO Beppe Marotta and Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has been key to the club’s recent successes.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio he named Inter as the Italian team to have had the best calendar year and credited the duo for orchestrating it.
Inter’s Scudetto win last campaign was some years in the making, with the team making improvements in the squad over a number of transfer windows before bringing in Antonio Conte and a few key players to get over the line.
In the second half of last season, the Nerazzurri showed their best form under Conte to win the Scudetto by an emphatic margin, the club’s first in eleven years and a toppling of a dominant Juventus side.
During the summer, however, the departures of Conte as well as Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi meant that the team had to rebuild in key areas in order to remain competitive.
Inter have done all that and even more, mathematically guaranteeing themselves the status of “winter champions” with a game to spare and also qualifying for the Champions League knockouts for the first time in a decade, all while playing an attractive brand of football.
As the Scudetto win was the vindication of years of careful building, the form over the first half of this season has shown that the directors at the club have the skills to salvage and even grow the work already done despite significant setbacks.
“Even beyond the Scudetto, it’s been Inter,” Sconcerti stated of the top team in Italy in 2021. “Marotta and Ausilio have done a great job, working very intelligently.”