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Thohir aims to invigorate Serie A

English.news.cn   2013-11-20 11:00:43            

MILAN, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Erik Thohir, the new owner of Inter club, has claimed that one of his desires is to invigorate Serie A and make it great as before.

The Indonesian businessman would not hide his ambition after taking over at Inter from the previous owner Massimo Moratti.

"For me the most important thing is making Serie A big again like it used to be in Asia, where there's a huge market," he said.

"As I said at the meeting with other club owners on Monday, we must work together to make Serie A the best League in the world," he said.

He hinted that Inter could build their own stadium.

"For the first one or two years, the management at Inter will be working very hard to increase revenue, as I think there is real potential to exploit foreign markets" he said.

"After that we will look at whether to remain at San Siro or build a new stadium," he said.

Thohir also confirmed that he'll look to strengthen the side at the start of 2014 and he has great faith in the team head coach Walter Mazzarri.

"We're looking to do something in the January transfer window, but we're not after a quick fix," he said.

"We're creating a system where the ownership, the management and the coach have to sit down and draw up a plan, not only for this year but for the next two or three years," he said.

"I respect coach Mazzarri, he's been a success and I'm looking forward to working with him for a long time," he added.


Thohir, Mazzarri happy with each other

MILAN, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Erick Thohir has praised the Inter head coach Walter Mazzarri as being similar to Jose Mourinho, while the former Napoli boss was impressed by the new Inter club president.

Thohir, a self-claimed long-time Inter fan, rated Mourinho high. Full Story


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