The sporting director of Inter Milan, Piero Ausilio, recently shared an interesting fact about how he uses Instagram.
At a special event called “Sport and Music in the Age of Performance. Is talent still enough?” Ausilio admitted that he pays close attention to the Instagram accounts of the wives of the players. By doing this, he learns valuable things about the players’ personalities and how their wives can affect them. Ausilio’s openness gives us a glimpse into his unique way of understanding the team and the challenges he faces.
Ausilio confessed that even though he doesn’t have his own official Instagram account, he created one just to keep an eye on the wives of players who have caused him trouble in the past. He believes that by following the wives and girlfriends, he can discover important information that helps him understand how the players behave both on and off the field.
One wife Ausilio seemed to be referring to is Wanda Nara, the wife of former Inter star Mauro Icardi. Their relationship has been filled with ups and downs, and Nara also acts as Icardi’s advisor, which has led to conflicts between her and Ausilio.
Ausilio also talked about another player, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who currently plays for Napoli. Ausilio revealed that Inter Milan was interested in signing Kvaratskhelia before he moved to Napoli last summer. However, Ausilio explained that accommodating Kvaratskhelia in Inter’s playing system was difficult due to tactical reasons.
Ausilio mentioned that other clubs like Juventus and Roma also had an eye on Kvaratskhelia. Napoli took advantage of the situation after the coronavirus pandemic and secured the player for their team.
Ausilio’s honest discussion about using Instagram to learn about players’ personal lives shows how dedicated sporting directors are to fully understanding their athletes. By paying attention to the wives and girlfriends, Ausilio believes he can discover important information that can influence team dynamics and how players interact with each other.