Sport Inter chief Marotta: Returning to Juventus as a champion will be satisfying
Alessandro Del Piero 'is a candidate to replace Agnelli at Juventus'
The legendary Italian striker has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over as Juventus president amid doubts over current Old Lady boss Andrea Agnelli's future, according to reports. The Old Lady are still reeling from the botched European Super League project, with Agnelli one of the orchestrators of the now-defunct plan that lasted only 48 hours.Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday that the current Juventus chief's future in Turin is clouded in 'more in doubt than ever' before after the Super League saga.
Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta admits it will be satisfying to return to former club Juventus as a champion following the Nerazzurri's Scudetto triumph.
Marotta spent eight years working in a similar role for Juve and was widely regarded as one of the key architects behind one of the most successful periods in the club's history.
Despite winning seven Serie A titles, four Coppas Italia and reaching two Champions League finals, the 64-year-old was forced out of the Allianz Stadium in 2018.
He was appointed by Inter soon after and has overseen their first Scudetto success in 12 years, which was confirmed on Sunday when second-placed Atalanta drew with Sassuolo.
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A score draw away at Fiorentina over the weekend has left Juventus' hopes of a top four finish - and crucially, a spot in next season's Champions League - in doubt and that is an issue for Ronaldo.Tuttosport report that the French champions, along with a reunion at Old Trafford, are two options for the 36-year-old if he elects to cut short his time in Italy this summer.
Inter travel to dethroned champions Juventus on May 15 and Marotta, despite holding no grudges against his former employers, is relishing the experience.
"The Scudetto is a dream come true," he told Tuttosport. "I imagine it will be satisfying to return as Italian champions to Turin. To decide the fate of Juve. That's the beauty of sport.
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"The experience in Turin has given me a lot, except for the bittersweet farewell, if we want to define it that way.
"I have remained on good terms with everyone, except [Fabio] Paratici, but that question is more human than professional.
"I'm a manager used to accepting the choices of the club I work for and so it was in September 2018, even if I honestly didn't expect it."
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Neither Romelu Lukaku nor Manchester United were pleased with how the striker's Old Trafford career panned out, but Inter have profited.United finished sixth in the Premier League but reached a Champions League quarter-final and gathered momentum in the second half of the campaign with Solskjaer at the helm.
Marotta has been linked with a sensational return to Juve as part of a boardroom reshuffle, but the Italian has no intention of working for the Bianconeri again.
"I exclude it. It's an eventuality that has never been considered, nor have I received requests from Turin. There's only Inter," he said.
Inter sealed the Serie A title with four games to spare in what is Antonio Conte's second season at San Siro.
The ex-Italy head coach previously won three league titles working with Marotta at Juventus and the latter is hoping for a similar period of success at San Siro.
"With Antonio, we want to open a long and successful cycle. The absolute guarantee is him," Marotta said.
"He instilled the winning mentality in the team. This is the fifth title he has won in 10 years. Conte is the best."
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Following the humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to AC Milan on Sunday, while his team-mates were hauled in to training on Monday, Ronaldo was allowed a day off to collect his new £1.4m Ferrari Monza.Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for the Old Lady in a 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday which keeps Andrea Pirlo's side in the hunt for a top-four spot, though they are still needing Napoli to drop points in one of their final two games.