Furlani ‘infinitely grateful’ to Pioli, Kjaer and Giroud as he outlines plan for the summer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani has expressed his gratitude to Stefano Pioli for the work that he has done for the club, but stopped short of giving anything away regarding his successor.

It will be a night of emotions at San Siro as Pioli will not be the only one who bids farewell to the Milan fans. Olivier Giroud and Simon Kjaer will leave when their contracts expire meaning they will get a great send-off too.

The Pioli era has spanned nearly five years and brought a league title plus a Champions League semi-final berth last season, but the management have deemed it the right time to move on and start afresh with a new head coach.

Furlani spoke to DAZN before the game about a number of different topics from the past under Pioli to the future without him, and his comments were relayed by MilanNews.

Pioli recently stated that when he arrived there was a certain type of Milan, while now he leaves an ambitious one. How important was the coach?

“Infinitely important. We know the results. With the coach we reached the Champions League four years in a row after not going there for seven years, we won a Scudetto 11 years after the last time, a Champions League semi-final… It’s a completely different Milan today compared to the one he found. We are infinitely grateful.”

Is there an anecdote about your relationship that you will carry with you?

“The first time I spoke to the coach was a video call during the summer of 2020, I complimented him on how he was doing. I told him not to listen to the rumours and to continue doing well, and a few weeks later I made him another video call in which I asked him if he wanted to stay at Milan.

“From there a beautiful relationship began. I have many beautiful moments with the coach that I will remember forever.”

And what about the importance of Kjaer and Giroud?

“Let’s say that we were talking about a Milan made up of young and inexperienced players, Simon, Olivier and Zlatan certainly brought this experience and leadership, they contributed to creating a fantastic group together with all the others. We are very grateful to them too, we were very lucky to have them. It was a great experience for them with us, we wish them the best for the future.”

What Milan of the future should the fans expect?

“I wouldn’t talk about names or candidates. This is an evening to celebrate Stefano Pioli, let’s leave the evening to him. The Milan of the future we will do everything to make it competitive and we will do a more targeted job compared to last year when we had to make a profound change to the squad. So let’s go compete.”

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  1. Get a life, you fvckin’ doom&gloom clowns… let the man do his job, for chrissake, let’s see what the board will do for the next season…

  2. It’s so hard for them to say the word trophies hahahahah
    Even the atalanta owner said we aim to build a team to compete for the SCUDETTO

  3. Remember Tonali, Pioli, Giroud, Kjaer, and Abate left under this guy management.

    So I wonder who’s next on Furlani’s chopping block. From all the rumors, the sign are strong for Mike, Theo, Benna, Tomori, Thiaw, Kalulu, Leao, Simic, and Camarda not wearing Milan shirt for this summer.

    I don’t see Jovic got a renewal either.

  4. Everytime i see this guy’s face and name appear on a milan article, i wonder why in the world has cardinale put this amateur in managment. There are plenty of proven, experienced managers outthere that can achieve red bird’s goals and objectives. There aren’t many milan fans outhere that approve this fool.

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