Beppe Marotta has announced his intention to step down as Inter Milan at the end of his contract with the club.

The Nerazzurri executive was speaking in a conference alongside the CEO of Varese Basketball, as reported by FCInterNews. He announced his future plans during one of his remarks.

During the past few years, Marotta has been the man who has headed up Inter’s sporting strategy.

The veteran executive joined Inter in December of 2018. He arrived not long after ending a nearly decade-long stint at Juventus.

Since then, Marotta has shaped Inter’s transfer business and built the team, working alongside Sporting Director Piero Ausilio and Assistant Sporting Director Dario Baccin.

Marotta has always had a reputation for having an eye for a bargain or free transfer.

And that has certainly been on full display at Inter.

Marotta has steered the Nerazzurri to trophies on the pitch even whilst navigating extremely tight financial restrictions off of it.

Inter have signed the likes of Marcus Thuram, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Andre Onana on free transfers under Marotta’s watch – among others.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri have completed massive money sales of the likes of Onana, Romelu Lukaku, and Achraf Hakimi.

Beppe Marotta Announces Intention To Leave Inter At End Of Contract

Marotta most recently extended his contract with Inter until the end of June 2027.

This was certainly an important piece of business for the Nerazzurri. The 66-year-old has been the architect of the club’s recent success.

But in his remarks today. Marotta has revealed that Inter will not have him at the helm indefinitely into the future.

The executive commented that “The youth academy is the greatest asset a club has.”

“Above all, that’s the case from a human perspective,” Marotta continued.

The Inter CEO said that “I’m increasingly convinced that making young people pay to participate in sport is wrong.”

“It should be free,” he declared.

“Because that would also allow the children from poor families, those where the great players are often hidden away, to become involved as was once the case.”

Marotta said that “In two years, when my contract with Inter expires, I’ll just be working with youths.”