An imaginary interview with Giuseppe Marotta



Journalist.: Welcome to one of the most important  Italian sports manager , CEO of Inter and director of the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A, ladies and gentlemen … Giuseppe Marotta!

Marotta.: thank you. Good evening!

J: let’s start saying something about your early career:  you graduated from a classical high school in  your town and  immediately became  a manager!

G:: that’s right. I have been very lucky in my life : in 1976, at the age of 19, I was already in charge of the Varese youth sector .I continued as sporting director of the Lombards, under the presidency of Guido Borghi and subsequently of the lawyer Mario Colantuoni – the latter “one of my teachers”. 

J: good! In 1987 you joined the Monza club cadres , where you remained for three years:  here in the summer of 1989 you negotiated the sale of Pierluigi Casiraghi  to Juventus .  Subsequently, in the first half of the 1990s, you became general manager first at Como and then at Ravenna :  in Romagna, in particular, you  stole the co- ownership of  Christian Vieri from Tourin.

G.: another important experience was with Atalanta, because we achieved in the top flight championships.
J: let’s watch these images now!

G.: ok, thank you

G: yes, I was very happy there… It’s the 2011-2012 season, in which I brought Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal to Turin , culminates in winning the Scudetto- a title that had been missing from the Juventus showcase for nine years – at the end of a championship ended undefeated.

J: when did your experience with Juventus end?

G: .  after eight years, with a view to a profound corporate renewal, in autumn 2018 my experience with the Juventus club ends.

J: later you would become the manager of Inter.

G. yes, on 13th December 2018 I took on the role of managing director of Inter for the sports area.  In the summer of 2019 Romelu Lukaku was bought from Manchester Utd for 74 million euros, the most expensive in the history of the Nerazzurri club.  During my mandate the Lombard team returns to high levels of competitiveness after a decade of tarnish: it reaches the Europa League final in 2020, twenty-two years after the last time in the event and ten years from the previous continental final for the Nerazzurri,  while the following year I won the nineteenth Scudetto .

J: promotions after promotions and finally…  On 2 July 2021 you were  awarded by the Veneto Region with the Golden Lion for Sport, a recognition sponsored by CONI and the Italian Paralympic Committee , for the professional merits achieved! Thank you for this special interview! Congratulations!

G.: thank you !

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Emanuel Maccarrone

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