Inter to be based on Man United model

Inter Milan

Inter will be able to count on the services of Manchester United Chief Operations Officer Michael Bolingbroke from July 1 in a bid to re-model the club.

The Italian press believe that Inter owner Erik Thohir is using Manchester United as his model as the Nerazzurri prepare to welcome Michael Bolingbroke.

Bolingbroke has been at United since 2007 and is in charge of ticketing, hospitality and matchday operations at Old Trafford.

The 46-year-old is also heavily involved in Man United's marketing strategies in Asia, which is an area Inter are hoping to expand in.

According to Sportmediaset,Inter's owner is hoping to replicate Man United's global brand and sees Bolingbroke as the man to bring the necessary expertise to the boardroom.

Inter managed to persuade Bolingbroke to relocate to Milan after a series of discussions throughout January and February and the deal was agreed when Thohir visited London on April 1. He will begin work for Inter on July 1 as managing director.

Although reports suggested that the news was a shock to Man United, the club's official line is that they see Bolingbroke's new role as a promotion and so wouldn't stand in the way of him leaving.

Inter have already picked up another Manchester United asset in defender Nemanja Vidic, who will arrive in Italy after his contract expires at the end of the season.

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