Zhang Kangyang — more commonly known as Steven Zhang — has been named as Inter Milan’s new president, replacing Erick Thohir.
Zhang, the son of Zhang Jindong — the owner of the Suning Holdings Group, Inter’s majority stakeholders — has been overseeing the day-to-day running of the club ever since the Chinese group bought out the majority of Thohir’s shares and the remainder of former owner Massimo Moratti’s stake in the Nerazzurri in June 2016.
Indonesian businessman Thohir — who maintains a minority stake in the Serie A club — stayed on as the club’s president for the past two years, but he has been less involved in the operative running and has now been replaced by the 26-year-old Zhang.
Javier Zanetti will continue in his role of vice-president with Alessandro Antonello the club’s general manager.
Inter are set
to announce the changes at a shareholders’ meeting in Milan on Friday.