Baresi responds to being named vice-president: “It is a great honor, which fills me with pride”

By Oliver Fisher -

Franco Baresi has thanks AC Milan for naming him as the club’s honorary vice president, which was announced earlier today.

As MilanNews reports, the AC Milan Shareholders’ Meeting was held this morning at Casa Milan with the purpose of approving of the financial statements.

As was reported weeks ago in the media, the Rossoneri closed the 2019-20 financial year with around €190m in losses, which is a club record but is a situation heavily influenced by the loss of revenues due to Coronavirus.

Club president Paolo Scaroni spoke to reporters who were present at the event and discussed the new make-up of the board, making an important announcement regarding Franco Baresi as he confirmed that the former captain is the new honorary vice president of Milan.

Baresi spoke about his appointment to his new role, 23 years to the day since he said goodbye to football by playing in a testimonial match put on for him at San Siro.

“I thank the club, the President Scaroni and the CEO Gazidis for this new position. It is a great honor, which fills me with pride,” he said.

“I’m happy with this recognition and, above all, that the club has thought of me to add another piece of the future to a glorious coat of arms, to continue to always remain a great Milan.”

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