Massimo Moratti has ruled out returning as Inter president but suggested his son may take over in the future.
The 68-year-old stepped down from the position he held for 18 years after selling his 70 per cent stake in the club to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir in October.
Moratti is now listed as the Nerazzurri's honorary president, with son Angelomario Moratti serving as vice-president.
"To return now as president would be crazy, but perhaps one day my son might do it, I do not rule that out," he told Milan-based TV station Telelombardia.
"Taking on Inter to me was like running away with a blonde. Now I am glad to be in the club as a partner. It's a matter of the heart and I have to thank Thohir."
Inter won five Serie A titles, the Champions League, the Uefa Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup during Moratti's time at the helm.
However, the club have struggled to replicate those glories in recent years, and sit fifth in Serie A ahead of Sunday's visit of Atalanta.