In an interview with Radio 24 (via Footballitalia.com), Umberto Gandini spoke about the current situation at AC Milan. The former Rossoneri director left the club back in 2016, having decided to go work for Roma instead.
Earlier this week, the San Siro side announced the arrival of Stefano Pioli, replacing Marco Giampaolo who was sacked after just seven games. However, just like a majority of the Milan fans, Gandini felt that this wasn’t a hasty decision.
“I believe Pioli arrives at the right moment and it’s impossible not to agree with Zvonimir Boban when he says this was a carefully pondered decision. This squad deserves better than its current position in the table and Pioli is the right man to prove that,” he began.
On the other hand, Gandini also criticised the club for not having a face for the media. Of course, things are very different from when Gattuso was in charge, especially since Giampaolo was sacked so early, which naturally makes you question Pioli’s say as well.
“I’ve known Gazidis for many years and I told him that being a CEO in Italy is very different to in other nations, as he’d have to answer for his decisions.
“Up until recently, I asked myself who are Milan, as they need to have a face and right now, they don’t. Is it the owner who decides, Gazidis, the President or the Coach? Before, their face was Gennaro Gattuso,” he continued.
Pioli’s first game with the Rossoneri will be against Lecce in one week’s time, and Milan fans are hoping that he can turn things around. After all, the quality of the squad isn’t bad, it’s just a case of getting it right.