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Volume 10 No. 22

Franchises

Inter Milan VP Javier Zanetti "reassured" fans that club owner Suning Group offers "guarantees for success" and is ignoring Milan's "very different" path, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. In a "wide-ranging" interview with Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Zanetti explained the "various initiatives" that Inter embarked on under Suning Group and the "reasons behind them." Zanetti said, "They want to bring [Inter] to the top of the world, and they've shown [their intentions] with facts. Today, there are clear roles and important skills in each sector, and there's a constant desire to build a team. Everyone here has a precise task, and there's a technical team of the highest level, namely Sporting Director Piero Ausilio, coach Luciano Spalletti and Technical Coordinator Walter Sabatini. After that, there's another big group that work to modernize the structures and infrastructures here, to bring the Inter brand to every corner of the world, with ever-greater strength" (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 10/11).

Nissan will reportedly replace Renault in Formula E, according to Scott Mitchell of MOTORSPORT. The Renault-Nissan alliance was "discussing how to best operate" works motorsport programs for the two manufacturers. Multiple sources confirmed that the union, which is one of the world's biggest automotive partnerships, has "green-lighted Nissan's move into the electric single-seater series." Nissan global motorsport arm NISMO Dir Mike Carcamo visited the Renault e.dams team and FIA during the Valencia preseason test last week. Formula E is "without representation from a Japanese manufacturer at present," but CEO Alejandro Agag said that he "expected that to change" (MOTORSPORT, 10/11).