In a Twitter question-answer session organised by the club last week, Technical Director Piero Ausilio confirmed that should the team miss out on the Champions League for the 2015-16 season, certain ‘sacrifices will have to be made’ to comply with UEFA’s directives and to ensure that the club does not increase its debt pool.
There was a feeling though, that the Nerazzurri were going for broke and making their best attempt to qualify for the Champions League, and thus boost their revenue streams with the added finances which would result from competing in Europe’s top competition. However, with the team now sitting 13 points behind Napoli in third place, it seems like an uphill battle.
Winning the Europa League seems to now be the only option for the team, should they wish to hang on to their most precious commodity – those young players. With a Round of 32 clash against Celtic coming up next week, will Mancini then be tempted to rest a few of his regulars against Atalanta?
It has been an interesting past few months at Inter. Almost three months to the day, the Beneamata fired Walter Mazzarri as Coach, after having extended the former-Napoli manager’s contract till June 2016 just four months previously.
Mazzarri’s place on the bench was taken by the returning Roberto Mancini and many fans felt that his appointment would usher in a bright new dawn at San Siro. However, there were financial implications of this managerial switch as Erick Thohir now had to pay for two Coaches.
Despite this, the Nerazzurri made the most of the January transfer window and secured Lukas Podolski, Xherdan Shaqiri, Marcelo Brozovic and Davide Santon on initial loan deals with buy-out clauses – mandatory in some cases, and not in others. Their aggressive recruitment policy raised a few eyebrows around the peninsula.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella, who had commented on Inter’s finances in the past, once again asked the question of how the Milanese side was able to afford to buy such players when under investigation for adherence to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play r足球赌盘ules. However, Inter’s directors repeatedly confirmed that 葡京开户their transfer dealings were all above board and were respectful of FFP.
The Argentinian revealed over the course of the week that With a new contract, yet to be signed it is exactly this kind of jockeying from players that the club will have to get used to should the results on the pitch not change drastically.
The revenue earned from participation in the Europa League pales in comparison to that gained by competing for the big-eared trophy. When the Nerazzurri contested that competition in 2012-13, they only received €6.6m, compared to the €43m that Juventus received for their group stage exit from Europe’s top table.
Inter’s recent purchases have only added to the monies owed to different clubs, and in fact recen真钱赌盘网t figures have revealed that the Nerazzurri’s revenues across many areas are down compared to the past few years – a natural consequence of the team’s deteriorating form. All this leaves the club in a rather precarious position.
Club President Erick Thohir has spoken time and again of his desire to see a young team, but it may very well be that the young stars at Inter have to be sacrificed in order to ensure sustainability for the side. The likes of Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi are thought to be prime candidates to be sold to the highest bidder.