Erick Thohir: Inter has not been good enough

The San Siro club is yet to register a win in 2014, but the president has promised to get directly involved with the Italian team, which is currently fifth in the Serie A.

Inter president Erick Thohir has pledged to get directly involved as his club looks to improve on its frustrating performances in 2014.

The Nerazzurri have not been crowned Serie A champions since 2010, having drifted from the high level of success of the previous decade that made them one of Italy’s most formidable clubs.

They have looked improved under Walter Mazzarri's stewardship, but a string of poor results have made fans question the side and Thohir sympathizes, promising more effort can turn around results.

"As the new president of Inter, I understand and feel the disappointment and frustration of our fans around the world," he told the club’s official website. "No one is satisfied with our recent performances - but I am a blue-collar president who will always resolve issues by rolling up his sleeves and getting directly involved.

"This is a challenging time for Inter. However, there is no blame within our walls. We must work harder and come together as a team. I am confident in our process, and look forward to building the future for Inter together."

The president already seems to be making good on his promise to get involved, nixing a proposed swap with Juventus for Mirko Vucinic with Fredy Guarin going the other way.

"After speaking to my closest aides and exchanging views with Massimo Moratti and his son Angelomario this morning, I decided not to continue negotiations with Juventus," a Thohir statement read. "I felt it was not possible to reach an agreement on a deal in which the opinions of the two parties differed and which did not offer a clear financial or technical benefit to the club.

"As was said in the recent club statement, I have already asked our sporting directors to evaluate other transfer opportunities that will enable us to strengthen the team in line with the financial parameters imposed by Financial Fair Play. Again, I believe we must all remain united, the fans, the club and the team so that we can get back to the standing we all want for this club and that Inter deserve." 

Inter currently sits fifth in the Serie A and is 23 points behind league leader Juventus.