Former Inter Milan boss Erick Thohir is shading rivals AC Milan, which are keen on spending their way to success this term.
Inter Milan used to be owned by the Moratti family.
They owned the club from 1955 to 1986 and the second spell from 1995 to 2013.
The then club chief Massimo Moratti spent €1.5 billion of his personal fortune to get high calibre players but his successor Thohir does not feel the same way. Thohir took over in 2013 as leader of Indonesian consortium International Sport Capital HK ltd to acquire majority shares from Internazionale Holdings. Inter became the first club in the Serie A to be sold to Chinese ownership when they agreed a deal with Suning Holdings Group in 2016.
After the Chinese acquired the Nerazzurri, co-tenants at the San Siro Stadium AC Milan were bought by Chinese consortium named Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux this year.
“If you remember, when I came into Inter Milan in 2013, we signed the Financial Fair Play. This year, we have to balance between buying and selling players. Inter are in transition,” Thohir argued.
On the other hand, Milan have spent £160 million this summer in getting ten new players. Thohir claimed that the new investors had no confidence in the past team, hence their “different strategy.” (more…)
Christian Chivu has stated that Jose Mourinho is the best coach that he has ever worked with in his career.
He played under him at Inter Milan, and he said that he is the best person when it comes to managing his players.
He said that Mourinho knows how to motivate his players and that he knows how to make them play for him. Chivu said that the Portuguese manager knows how to talk to his players and make sure that they give their best on the pitch.
He said that Jose Mourinho makes you believe as a player that you are the best in the world and that you can beat anyone. He said that it was very easy to play for a manager like this as he does not overcomplicate things.
He said that even when they played against a team such as Barcelona which was superior to them both technically and tactically, he made his players believe that they were the best in the world and that they could win. The results were that they managed to beat the Spanish club and ended up winning the Champions League. (more…)
Christian Chivu announced his retirement from football on March of 2014, it’s been almost 3 years since that occurred and from there on out, the Romanian retiree has fallen out of the spotlight of the media which is a fairly thing that happens when a player decides to hang their playing boots.
No news, rumors or anything for that matter emerges after a player retires but there has been something involving Christian Chivu which might suggest that Chivu could make a comeback to the world of football and possibly to the eyes of the media as well.
Back on August of 2016, Frank De Boer was appointed as the head coach of Inter Milan and around this same period of time; Christian Chivu stated that he was interested in working as a backroom staff member of Inter Milan along with Frank De Boer. (more…)
Christian Chivu has stated Frank de Boer should have been given more time at the head of Inter Milan.
The Dutch manager was sacked at the beginning of November for a run of four defeats. Christian Chivu believes that the Inter Milan owners have made a mistake by sacking the manager as he was the right person to manage the club.
The former Inter Milan player believes that Frank de Boer was the right person at Inter Milan. He said that de Boer has plenty of experience as a player and has what it takes to manage at the highest level. He believes that he should be given more time to build a team that will be able to challenge the likes of Juventus and Roma at the head of the table.
Christian Chivu said that other clubs such as Juventus and Napoli are better structured than Inter Milan and Frank de Boer was never going to change that in a short time. He believes that the owners should have provided resources first and then assess the coach. (more…)
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has accused the Red Devils set-up of commitment issues as the team struggles to make as much impact as expected this term.
The Portuguese tactician is obviously frustrated at the players and called them out publicly of recent.
“Smalling doesn’t fell he can play 100 percent with his pain. Shaw told me this morning he was not in the condition to play so we had to build a defensive line. There is a difference between the brave that will be there at any cost and the ones that a little pain can make a difference,” Mourinho said despite the victory against Swansea before the international break.
Mourinho would easily remember when he had players that were ready to go all the way for him during his Porto days. Mourinho had a team that was hungry for success, and it was obvious at the extent that they would go. When Inter Milan did the treble in 2010, the team’s drive, concentration and sacrifice obviously ensured they were crowned champions all over. (more…)
Christian Chivu confessed that the Serie A game between Roma and Inter Mila was “beautiful.”
The former AS Roma and Inter Milan star, despite being retired, follows the Serie A keenly. Roma defeated Inter Milan 2-1 to move up to the third position in th league.
Inter Milan thrashed defending champions Juventus, and Roma have defeated Inter. Happenings suggest that there could be a new Serie A champions this term. Despite the loss of Inter, Chivu opines that the side would end the term well.
“The match was really beautiful, although it could have ended with a bigger result in regard to the chances. They are two teams still looking for balance,” Chivu told SportItalia.
The former Belgium international started his career in his native country, before moving to Ajax in 1999. He played for Roma from 2003 till he joined Inter in 2007. Chivu said he saw a strong potential from the Inter squad.
“Inter are still finding difficulties, but I saw their potential. I can say that they’ll make life difficult for others.”
Former Inter Milan defender Christian Chivu wants to return to Inter Milan as part of Frank De Boer staff. He believes that he can bring his experience of top level football in the team, but he has yet to speak about De Boer.
Frank De Boer has been appointed as the new coach for Inter Milan for a period of three years. He said that his objective is to get Inter Milan back at the top of the table and make sure that they challenge Juventus for the Serie A title. For De Boer, there has not been a worthy challenger for Juventus during recent years, and it is his objective to improve Inter Milan to make them capable of rivaling Juventus
Chivu said that Inter Milan has always been an important team for him ever since he played for them and that he will gladly offer his help if it is needed. He said that he has spent some good time playing for Inter Milan and that he will do everything he can in order to help the team return to their glory days. (more…)
Christoph Daum has made his plans for the Romanian national football team known to the Football Association, according to reports.
The German tactician was recently hired to set the country back in the right path after their poor Euro 2016 run.
Daum won the German Bundesliga and was set to take over the German national team until a controversy prevented him. The Romanian Football Association had presented the 62-year old to the country as the messiah to restore them into the right path. He was asked to make plans that will take the country’s football forward. Daum takes over from former coach Anghel Iordanescu whose contract the Football Association refused to renew after a review of the performance of the national team at the continental tournament.
Romania lacked leaders like former Inter Milan defender Christian Chivu or real talented play makers that could turn things around for the team. Iordanescu did his best qualifying the team for the tournament but the team could only garner a point from the group stage. They lost two games and played a draw, ensuring they crashed out at the group stage.
Romania head into the Euro 2016 tournament in France with a leaderless crop of players.
Ever since the likes of Cristian Chivu and Adrian Mutu retired from international football, supporters have watched the current crop churn out dismal performances. Romania is set to take on France, Albania and Switzerland in Group A at Euro starting in a few days.
Romania would have it difficult qualifying from the group though there are expectations that they qualify for the next round at the continental tournament. The results of the pre tournament warm up games were not very impressive, playing a 1-1 draw against DR Congo before losing 4-3 to Ukraine in Italy last month. The two results broke the hearts of the fans and revealed the team’s limiting abilities. It brought back the fears ahead of their opener with France on June 10.
Their star player Cordoba’s Florin Andone was amazing at the second tier of Spanish football, scoring 21 goals last season. He has attracted several from La Liga clubs ahead of next season. The 23-year-old is hungry and always ready to put up a fight. He has had a rapid rise moving from third tier football in 2014 since getting promotion to Cordoba’s first team. Manager Anghel Iordanescu will be hoping he brings his best in France. (more…)
Retired 35-year old legend, Christian Chivu might pick up the managerial career after retiring from active football for sometime now.
The Romania International was 22 years old when he appeared in the UEFA.com users’ Team of The Year in 2002. The talented left back left active football in 2013/2014 while paying for FC Internazionale Milano due to recurrent foot injury.
He and the club agreed to terminate his contract early due to his absence from the team’s affairs due to injury. He had retired from international football in 2011 but the injury forced him out early. In the statement released during his retirement, the former Ajax and Roma player said:
“I would like to thank all the clubs I have played for, first for their trust in me and also because they have offered me the opportunity to develop and grow in various countries and cities, which helped me become a better person.
“I thank all the supporters of the teams I have played with, as without their support and endless passion, our victories would not have been possible. I have always respected and honored the history and the tradition of all the clubs I played for.
“I have entered the football world as a child, a dreamer with a lot of ambition – I leave it with a few gray hairs, many scars and the conviction that my heart is where it belongs, even if I have always gave it to the teams I played with. (more…)