MILAN: Internazionale have undergone further upheaval with the sacking of coach Frank de Boer last week being followed by the departure of chief executive Michael Bolingbroke.

The former Manchester United executive has been replaced on an interim basis by Liu Jun, vice-president of the club’s new Chinese owner, the Suning Sports group.

Inter announced formally that the board had accepted Bolingbroke’s resignation with immediate effect. A club statement said Liu will be based at Inter’s Milan headquarters.

Bolingbroke, an Englishman who formerly worked at United as chief operating officer, moved to Inter after the club was bought by Erick Thohir three years ago.

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

Inter sacked de Boer last week and former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli is expected to be named as their new coach. Inter are ninth in Serie A, 13 points behind leaders Juventus.