Galliani reveals he still has love for Milan: “I jump like a cricket and exult as before”

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has revealed that his passion for the club has not gone away despite his new role at Monza.

Galliani served as the vice-chairman and CEO of Milan from 1986 to 2017 during the Silvio Berlusconi era. During his tenure, Milan won five UEFA Champions League and eight Serie A titles among other achievements.

In the summer of 2018 Galliani became a chairman of his hometown team Monza, the club that Berlusconi now owns, and incredibly made a total of 30 transfers in just one month last January.

The 75-year-old is still present at San Siro to cheer on the Rossoneri whenever possible, including on Tuesday night when Milan beat Torino 4-2 in the Coppa Italia, he has revealed.

Galliani spoke to MilanNews.it on the sidelines of the ‘United for the Heart’ event at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milano on Monday night.

“When there is no clash with Monza, I never miss a Milan game,” he said.

“In your opinion, after 31 years as CEO of Milan, do you think I could not have the Rossoneri colours in my heart? I jump like a cricket and exult as before, I stayed the same. In the home game against Torino, after the 3-2 goal of Calhanoglu I embraced Massaro as in the old days. Passion does not change.”

“Monza’s goal is to return to Serie A in 18 months. I believe that in life you have to be clear what you want, then you can also not reach it. President Berlusconi and I have clear what we want to do: bring Monza to Serie A on July 1st 2021.”

“Ibrahimovic? He is a great player, a great person and I maintain a relationship with him.

“I am not talking about AC Milan, I am only a fan.”

On the derby: “I will not be there, I was invited by friends but I will be in Siena because at 5:30pm on Sunday there is Siena-Monza.”

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