Inter have held a shareholders meeting, in which CEO Michael Bolingbroke has indicated that the club are '100% behind' Coach Frank de Boer.
With three losses in a row before the Nerazzurri hosted Torino on Tuesday night, reports were circulating that the Dutchman would be sacked if the team lost against the Granata, but a 2-1 victory appears to have saved De Boer for now.
“As we said Suning is making a long-term investment,” the company’s Vice CEO Yang Yang told the meeting. “Football is a sub-sector of our group, and Inter is not the only asset as we also a team in China.
“It takes time, we are working hard, we chose Inter in Europe because we believe in this club, we have a quality team. Sometimes there are ups and downs in football, but underneath everything everyone is working to improve.”
President Javier Zanetti then continued, admitting that the hierarchy at the club have read reports in the Press over under-fire boss De Boer.
“There will always be difficulties, but we must know how to face up to them and start again, not only in football but in life in general. We must be on the same page, sharing the work. We have to find consistency, and we're trying.
"We read what you write in the Press and we assess it for information but it does not affect our work. We need to bring Inter back to being competitive.
"De Boer has come in this season, it is difficult for everyone, but we are 100% alongside Frank and it is important to state this openly because his task is not easy.
"When we have the winter break, he will be able to spend 10 days with players and will have time to reinforce his ideas. It’s a difficult challenge, but we are 100% at his side."