Massimo Moratti Discusses Juventus & Milan Presidency Issues

The Nerazzurri chief speaks about Jean Claude Blanc taking over at Juventus, and Silvio Berlusconi staying on at Milan...
Inter president Massimo Moratti has wished incoming Juventus president Jean Claude Blanc all the best in his new position, whilst being a little sad for the departing Bianconero, Giovanni Coboli Gigli.

Speaking on the club's official website,, Moratti stated that he is surprised about the move at one of his biggest rivals, in choosing a new person to go forward.

"Becoming president of Juventus is a big responsibility," Moratti said. "I wish him all the best, but not enough to do better than us. Sincerely though, I hope he does well.

"But on the other hand it is sad for Giovanni Coboli Gigli, because I have found him to be an excellent president, especially when discussing with other clubs about issues.

"He was a fan of the past, but a realist about the present, and has never confused the two. He has always been - in few words - a gentleman.

"It will be sad not to see him in his presidential suit, but it will be an honour to meet Blanc, whom I know, and has always presented himself well."

Moratti went on to discuss Milan president Silvio Berlusconi's position at the helm of the Rossoneri, saying that the Italian prime minister will not depart from the club and move on.

He continued, "Berlusconi will definitely remain as president of Milan. As soon as he has some time, he will want to build a more competitive Milan squad.

"Sometimes, you don't get the results you are after only because of luck, not because you have committed errors."

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Rick D'Andrea,