The Great Moratti
One of a kind: Massimo Moratti, who sold 70 percent of Inter this week, thought and ran the club like a fan.
On Tuesday, Moratti sold 70 percent of Inter Mil
an to an investment group led by Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir for $338 million, valuing the club at nearly half a billion dollars. He'll still hold a stake, he may or may not be given some kind of role, but it will be "his" club only in the way that a fan feels a team is "his." Moratti and his manager, Jose Mourinho, embraced after Inter won the 2009-10 Champions League. Moratti was one of the last great fan-owners in the European game. His 18 years of ownership were marked by his personality. And that was defined in two ways. Wealthy and devoted, he almost always acted like a gentleman, setting him apart from most of his rivals. It also meant that he was less hated by supporters of other clubs than his peers. His other characteristic was that he thought and ran the club like a fan. However, there's a lot to be said about an owner who is a good man. But that way of doing business is not reasonable. And, when you look back, it never give in the
results it should have. In February 1995, Moratti bought Inter to follow in his dad's footsteps. But the problem is that good people with lots of money and boiling blood don't always make good owners. Inter made 20 managerial changes during his time in charge. Even when managers did well, it seemed to end badly. Roberto Mancini's four-year work finished with the club's third Serie A crown. And as for players…… There are plenty of black spots on Moratti’s record, including sending Andrea Pirlo to (of all clubs) Milan. There are far too many others to count. So that was likely the part of the problem. Moratti was simply too generous, too forgiving. "If you're rich, you have to have a complex of guilt towards those who are less fortunate; you have to think of all those who are so far worse off than you are," he once said when asked about his legendary generosity. Thohir may or may not turn out to be a good owner. But right now he's a necessary owner. And every indication is that he will run the club according to business principles, not as a fan who is willing to forgive every one of his selfish kids' mistakes.
Comments: Massimo Moratti, the last of Europe's fan owner, isn’t a astute businessman, but a greatest soccer fan of his team. He devoted almost he has to make INTER stronger. Although there are plenty of management faults, no one can deny his attribution to Inter. He will
always be the president of Inter’s fans. Salute to Massimo Moratti!
If the golden generation of Inter is a poem, it is going to be broken. But the great memory the golden generation created will always be with us: Moratti: No water's enough when you have crossed the sea；No cloud is beautiful but that which crowns the peak.曾经沧海难为水，除却巫山不是云。 Zanetti: You plant your peach-trees and your plums,you forget the shade from this other tree. 徒言桃李树，此木岂无阴。 Sneijder: Helping the crown to win the world! Making others remember your name. Finally getting the hair pale.了却君王天下事，嬴得生前 身后名！可怜白发生。
Mourinho :When shall I reach the top and hold all mountains in a single glance?会当凌绝顶，一览 众山小。 Cesar: Don’t worry for lack of friends where you are going since your name has been known worldwide.莫愁前路无知己，天下谁人不识君。 Balotelli:As long as I knew,we were boon conpanions.And then l was drunk,and we lost one another.醒时同交欢，醉后各分散。