Inter Milan president Steven Zhang is celebrating five years at the club’s helm, while the future of Suning is still hanging in the balance.
The Chinese company bought the club in 2016. A couple of years later, Zhang became the chairman of the board.
Therefore, La Gazzetta della Sport (via FcInterNews) looks back at the young president’s time at the club while shedding some light on the future.
As the source explains, Zhang certainly enjoyed success on the sporting level. The club won several trophies under his guidance, including a Scudetto title in 2021.
The Nerazzurri also reached the Champions League final last season before succumbing at the hands of Man City in Istanbul.
The club’s successful European run catapulted Inter to eighth place in the UEFA rankings. This is a major achievement considering the Italians were lingering in the 55th position at the beginning of Zhang’s tenure.
Nevertheless, the financial aspect raises some alarm bells. The Nerazzurri have yet to achieve financial sustainability during Suning’s time at the club.
The hierarchy loaned money from Oaktree and must either repay it or refinance the loan before the 20th of May 2024.
Zhang Is Celebrating Five Years At The Helm Of Inter Milan – But What Will The Future Hold For Suning?
But as the source explains, Suning won’t wait until the deadline to make a decision on the matter. The report expects the Chinese owners to resolve the matter – one way or another – in the next couple of months.
So we shall what the future will hold for Suning at Inter amidst growing sales rumors.
But in the meantime, the pink newspaper reports Zhang’s satisfaction amidst the club’s positive results at the start of the season.