Michael Bolingbroke resigns as Inter Milan CEO

Inter Milan fired manager Frank de Boer last week. Former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli is expected to be named as new coach.

By: AP | Milan | Updated: November 7, 2016 11:48 pm
Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo goes for an acrobatic kick during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Crotone at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Inter says Monday that its board of directors accepted Bolingbroke’s resignation “with immediate effect.” (AP Photo)

Michael Bolingbroke has resigned as CEO of Inter Milan and been replaced by the Suning Sports group’s vice president Liu Jun on an interim basis.

Inter says Monday that its board of directors accepted Bolingbroke’s resignation “with immediate effect.”

A club statement says that Liu, who is Chinese, will be based at Inter’s Milan headquarters.

Bolingbroke, an Englishman who formerly worked at Manchester United, came to Inter after the club was purchased by Indonesian entrepreneur Erick Thohir three years ago.

Suning, the Chinese retail giant, took control of 70 percent of Inter in June, with Thohir retaining 30.

Inter fired manager Frank de Boer last week. Former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli is expected to be named as new coach.

Inter is ninth in Serie A, 13 points behind leader Juventus.