Galliani reveals thoughts on Pioli, Berlusconi-Gazidis row and San Siro

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has added his input to the war of words between Silvio Berlusconi and Ivan Gazidis.

Gazidis claimed that the Rossoneri were not far off being relegated to Serie D when he arrived due to bankruptcy at Stefano Pioli’s official unveiling as manager.

Berlusconi then hit back after Monza’s game against AlbinoLeffe on Sunday, claiming that Gazidis should only say words like that from a toilet.

It has since been revealed by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via that Gazidis’ words were more directed at the previous Chinese ownership and not Fininvest.

Speaking at the microphones of ‘Radio Anch’io Lo Sport’ on Rai Radio Uno, Galliani discussed current affairs at his old club.

“Milan? Love remains intact, mine and the president’s,” he said, via

“We reluctantly let go of the club, we were forced to do so. The choices are difficult, we hope that these managers will bring the club back to the glories of years ago.”

On Berlusconi’s words to Gazidis, he added: “I respect everything, but no one has ever pointed out that we sold Milan to Yonghong Li, a Chinese gentleman.

“He borrowed money from Elliott and has a pledge fund. We did not sell to Elliott.”

On San Siro: “The second ring covers part of the visibility from the first, it cannot be restructured. A San Siro 50 meters from the current is correct, I do not understand these tears”.

On the appointment of Pioli: “I hope he is the right person. I respect him, as I valued Pioli.

“Who would I take to Monza? His first name is Marco and his surname is Van Basten. Or Baresi and Maldini, but also Kakà.”

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