Galliani defends AC Milan leadership and hits out at criticism: “It’s inelegant”

By Isak Möller -

Following a very poor start to the season, AC Milan have picked themselves up under the guidance of Stefano Pioli. However, that hasn’t saved Zvone Boban and Paolo Maldini from the criticism of the media and fans. 

In addition to a few signings, the decision to hire Marco Giampaolo in the summer has been heavily criticised. The manager was a big flop for the Rossoneri, putting Pioli and his men in a very tough position in the Champions League quest.

Interview on the TV show Tiki Taka, the former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani spoke about the criticism that the leadership has received (via MilanNews.it). Given that he has been in the same position before, he defended the club.

“One of the things that annoy me the most is when someone who comes after an ownership transfer of a club is criticized. It’s inelegant.

“I’m a crazy Milan fan, I just want to cheer and I won’t give any advice to two friends like Maldini and Boban. We leave them the honor and the burden of managing this Milan,” he stated.

The future of Boban and Maldini, of course, will depend on the ownership of the club. Should Elliott decide to sell, then both could be on their way out, although they could just as well stay.

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