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 By PA Sport

Michael Bolingbroke resigns as CEO of Inter Milan

Michael Bolingbroke has left his role as Inter Milan CEO.

Inter Milan have announced the departure of chief executive Michael Bolingbroke as they prepare to name their new head coach.

The Serie A club announced on Monday that the board had accepted Bolingbroke's resignation, following reports that the former Manchester United executive had fallen out of favour over his backing of the now departed coach Frank de Boer.

"FC Internazionale Milano announced that the board of directors of the club, which met today, has accepted the resignation of Michael Bolingbroke from the role of chief executive officer," a club statement said. "The club wishes him the best for his future career."

Jun Liu, a former member of the Inter board and vice president of the Suning Sports Group which now owns the club, will take over the role on an interim basis.

The club statement added: "The presence in Milan of Liu will ensure an even closer connection between the owners and the club, providing access to the Suning company's wide network and offering direct involvement in the management of the Nerazzurri."

The club said on Sunday that De Boer's replacement would be announced "within 48 hours," with former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli expected to land the job.

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