AC Milan’s management reshuffling has continued even after the dismissal of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara three months ago, with a new head of the youth sector arriving.
Calciomercato.com recall that the new trio of CEO Giorgio Furlani, chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and sporting director Antonio D’Ottavio decided not to renew the contract of the previous youth sector manager Angelo Carbone.
A man of experience and personality was thus needed to fill the role and Vincenzo Vergine is the chosen one. He is now close to leaving Roma and embarking on a new challenge with the Rossoneri.
In the days when Pantaleo Corvino’s Lecce amazes everyone in Serie A with his intuitions and with the impact of their youth sector in the first team, the name of Vergine also comes up.
Vergine is the ‘favourite son’ of the Salento sporting director, also born in Salento. He was in charge of Corvino’s youth sectors first at Lecce and then at Fiorentina where, among others, he raised and launched players such as Vlahovic and Chiesa.
The search for ‘local’ players combined with the discovery of foreign talents from lesser-known leagues is his trademark, which is the same as the ‘Corvino method’.
Vergine arrived at Roma in 2021 and in two years he has collected title after title (not only in the Primavera but also with the younger age categories), with many players having been brought and promoted even up to the first team.
His arrival at Milan should become official in the next few days, but given the summer window is over and the season has started there will be no immediate revolutions.
A careful evaluation of the situation will take place from Vergine, while waiting to put his stamp on Milan’s youth and aiming to further boost an already proud academy.