AC Milan have announced the passing of Italo Galbiati, best known as the assistant to Fabio Capello during his time as the Rossoneri’s head coach.
Through a tweet Milan confirmed that Galbiati has passed away at the age of 85, and he was a long-running servant to the club in a spell that lasted spanned two separate decades.
Galbiati worked at a number of top clubs including Milan, Roma, Juventus, Real Madrid and the England national team alongside Capello, while he actually joined the Rossoneri in the 80s and had three separate caretaker spells.
He played for Inter from 1958 to 1960 but only appeared for them once, and he joined the coaching staff at Milan before becoming an assistant to Capello through all of his managing career.
Gabliati was often described as more of a friend to the players while Capello was famously very demanding, and he was most recently with Capello as his assistant for the Russian national team.
Ci ha lasciati Italo Galbiati, punto di riferimento del mondo rossonero e punto di forza di tante imprese della storia del Milan. Ci stringiamo alla famiglia con affetto e commozione. pic.twitter.com/aOh8QTgo6E
— AC Milan (@acmilan) March 8, 2023