Braida shares thoughts on Fonseca decision: “The only judge is time”

By Isak Möller -

Paulo Fonseca is expected to take over AC Milan ahead of next season and the decision has been met with mixed emotions among the Rossoneri fans. The former club director Ariedo Braida has stated that they can only trust the directors, though. 

Stefano Pioli has said goodbye to the club and while an official announcement is yet to be released, Fonseca is preparing to take over Milan. He has convinced the management and the statement is now imminent, with the parties having reached an agreement.

Speaking to TMW, as cited by MilanNews, the former Milan director Ariedo Braida shared his thoughts on the situation and indirectly urged the fans to have patience. After all, the fans have no option but to trust the management here.

For the post-Pioli era, Milan have chosen Fonseca, a name that hasn’t been met with great excitement…

“Whoever is in charge of managing the club must choose the right man. Then time will tell whether the choices made were right or not. The only judge is time.”

There is a lot of scepticism around…

“I’m not sceptical. We need to be realistic. Time will tell if it’s the right choice or not. I don’t feel like condemning anyone. In football, you can do well or not well. However, Fonseca has coached for many different clubs. He is not naive. Even if coaching Milan isn’t the simplest thing in the world.”

The premises do not inflame AC Milan fans…

“Maybe sometimes one arrives without the limelight and then proves everyone wrong…”

Several targeted reinforcements are needed this summer, that’s for sure, and Fonseca must also bring back the confidence to this team. Above all, Milan need a striker to replace Olivier Giroud who has left the club.

Tags AC Milan Ariedo Braida Paulo Fonseca


  1. Honestly if Fonseca gets hired even after this backlash from a lot of fans against hiring him then it is the management that should take responsibility for hiring him.

    You can’t blame him for taking an amazing opportunity to go from Europa League Lille to CL Milan and looking at the contract rumors it seems like he did everything to make this happen.

    He did a great job in my opinion at Roma, he played a very good football and helped a lot of players to grow but eventually Roma crumbled in the last couple of months in his last year because the fans were not convinced he is a top tier manager.
    Fast forward to this year’s campaign, guess what, the special one ,Mourinho , didn’t do much better than Fonseca at Roma even with a much much better squad.

    Give Fonseca a chance.

  2. This is the best write up I have read by Milanello about all this saga.
    The special one didn’t really do much better than Fonseca, even with a much better squad.
    So let’s give Fonseca a chance, we don’t even have a choice than to support him.

    1. I disagree that we don’t have the choice. I haven’t been in San Siro or didn’t buy anything from the club this season because I don’t want my money to be used for that unambitious policy. Merchandising and ticket revenues are a major part of the club’s income. Also, la Curva evidenced recently that they can alter the dynamic of the club. The number of season pass holders increased under the previous management and it can decrease if the club chases for mediocrity. I know my lone financial contribution won’t change anything but if there is enough backlash, maybe the ownership can understand what they’re doing wrong. I don’t think it will change anything anyway since Jerry only speaks to his shareholders and potential investors through Forbes, Fortune or at economic summits but as fans we can chose not to be complicit with the current policy.

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