Former Napoli sporting director Pierpaolo Marino believes Giuseppe Marotta tipped the scale in favor of Inter Milan after making the move from Juventus.

The 67-year-old acted the Bianconeri’s general director between 2010 and 2018. He was the main architect of the team that went on to dominate Italian football for nine years in a row.

The Varese native eventually left the Turin-based giants following some disagreements regarding the transfer policy. These differences came to light especially following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid.

Therefore, Marotta vacated his spot at Juventus before taking the reins at Inter only a few months later.

Slowly but surely, the Nerazzurri CEO helped establish the club as the most dominant force in Italy. Since 2021, the club has won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies and three Italian Super Cups.

Therefore, Marino pinpoints Marotta’s move to Inter as the event that shifted the balance at the Serie A summit.

“Marotta moved from Juventus to Inter, and the Nerazzurri became a winning project,” noted the former Napoli and Udinese director in his interview with TMW Radio via FcInterNews.

“In recent years Marotta has shifted the balance in Inter’s favor.”

Pierpaolo Marino Believes Beppe Marotta Tipped The Scale By Moving From Juventus To Inter Milan

Marino also had words of praise for Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi.

He believes the 48-year-old has been finally able to showcase his tactical brilliance after freeing himself from the chains of Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

“Inzaghi freed himself from the dictatorial architecture of Lotito’s management. Therefore he has been doing great at Inter.”

Marino reached the pinnacle of his career during his time at Napoli between 2004 and 2009. But he also had stints at Roma, Atalanta, Pescara, Avellino, and most recently Udinese.