Monday March 23 2020
Moratti contemplates return to football?

Former Inter chief Massimo Moratti has, according to the Corriere dello Sport, shown interest in a return to football by taking over Serie B side Cremonese.

The Grigiorossi are currently fighting to survive in Serie B under the ownership of Giovanni Arvedi and the newspaper claims that the former Inter chief and 74-year-old Moratti could be interested in taking the club of his hands.

Arvedi has invested a lot in Cremonese but has not managed to lift them to the top of Serie B and the report has indicated that he could be interested in selling the club.

And with Cremonese being from Lombardy, very local for Milan resident Moratti, it could give him an ideal opportunity to return to football, close to his home but on a completely different level to what he was used to.

It’s now almost 25 years since the CEO of Saras took over Inter in 1995, when the club was widely considered to be underachieving under Ernesto Pellegrini. But that would all change during Moratti's 18 years in charge of the Nerazzurri.

The highlights during Moratti’s reign at San Siro were many, including the signing of Ronaldo from Barcelona and setting a world record by bringing in Christian Vieri for €48m, but it all culminated when Jose Mourinho led Inter to a historic treble by winning Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2009-10.

In November 2013, the chief stepped down from his role as chairman of the club, staying on as the honorary chairman, before he sold all his shares to Erick Thohir from Indonesia. Inter are yet to add to their trophy cabinet since Moratti stepped down.

Inter’s 16 titles under Moratti:

Serie A: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10

Coppa Italia: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 and 2010-11

Supercoppa Italiana: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2010-11

Champions League: 2009-10

UEFA Cup: 1997-98

FIFA Club World Cup: 2010-11

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