Javier Zanetti is a major candidate to become the new President of Inter Milan following the club’s takeover by Oaktree Capital.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.

Inter are now beginning the process of restructuring at the top.

US-based fund Oaktree have already officially confirmed that they are taking over the Nerazzurri. They will repossess the controlling shares of outgoing owners Suning.

As part of that process, the fund will name a new board of directors.

And then there will also be the matter of the club’s senior management.

In terms of the board, there is little doubt that those members who had ties to Suning will be gone. Replacing them will be directors loyal to Oaktree.

And then in terms of the senior management, by all accounts Oaktree intend to stick with the existing team.

But then there is also the matter of who will be Inter’s new club President.

Javier Zanetti A Major Candidate To Become Inter Milan President

At the moment, Inter’s President is Steven Zhang.

However, the 32-year-old’s tenure in that position has now come to an end. He will be on his way along with Suning.

That means that Oaktree will have to consider what kind of figure that they want in the role as part of their new Inter.

One serious possibility, reports Tuttosport, would be for Vice-President Zanetti to become President.

The 50-year-old has been in his current role since 2014.

And prior to that, of course, Zanetti was an iconic player for Inter. He made nearly a thousand appearances for the club, the majority of them a club captain.

According to Tuttosport, Zanetti would be one of the main candidates to replace Zhang as President.

The Argentine would provide a sense of historical continuity in the role of President.