Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta was reportedly hoping to bring Juventus director Federico Cherubini along when he made the switch in 2018.

The famous Italian executive enjoyed great success during his time in Turin between 2010 and 2018.

He managed to poach several top-notch free agents and played a pivotal role in launching a winning dynasty that went on to dominate Italian football for nine years.

After breaking his ties with the Old Lady, the 66-year-old joined their arch-rivals Inter. He currently acts as the club’s sporting CEO.

He also managed to restore Inter Milan’s status as a major power in both the Italian and European landscapes.

Beppe Marotta Wanted Juventus Director Federico Cherubini To Join Him At Inter Milan

This Sunday, Marotta’s Inter will meet Juventus on the pitch as the Bianconeri will host the Derby d’Italia at the Allianz Stadium.

As Tuttosport (via FcInterNews), Marotta will find different faces in the Juventus administration, as most of his old collaborators have also left the club.

This includes his former right-hand man Fabio Paratici, as well as the entire board led by former president Andrea Agnelli.

Nevertheless, Marotta could cross paths with a familiar face, one that he wanted at Inter Milan.

The Turin-based newspaper reveals that Marotta was hoping to bring Federico Cherubini along when he left Juventus to join Inter.

However, Cherubini stayed with the Bianconeri, becoming Paratici’s right-hand man. He then inherited the sporting director role following the latter’s departure in 2021.

Cherubini had to step down from his post after receiving a judicial ban in the Capital Gains trial. Nevertheless, he still serves as an executive at the Turin-based club.