AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis believes that Elliott Management will be the club’s owners for a while, and that they have a ‘clear vision’ for the future.
Elliott’s adventure at the helm of Milan seemed destined to last a short time, but something seems to have changed. The American fund – thanks to the excellent results that the team are obtaining on the field – have got the taste for success and aims to stay in charge ‘for a long time’.
They have – with the help of Gazidis, Maldini and Massara – started to restore the club’s accounts and is avoiding crazy expenses on the market, but they are still managing to bring the Rossoneri team back to the top.
Gazidis spoke to Peppe Di Stefano of Sky about the vision for Milan moving forward under Elliott, with his words transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.
Di Stefano asked him: “What is Elliott Management’s vision for Milan?”
Gazidis responded: “They have a clear vision. They want a top Milan, with local values, winning. They want Milan in a new stadium, the most beautiful in the world.
“Elliott has always said there is no deadline. The ownership supported the club very strongly. Now this club can look to the future with confidence. I want to be part of this club and I want to help bring it back among the great international teams.
“I’m proud, I feel like a fan, today I really feel like a Milan fan. I have a very strong feeling for this company. It is not a financial challenge, but the challenge of my life. I love football since I was a child. Milan represents something special for me. A unique chance in the world for me. We’ve been through some tough times, but now we’re here. I am proud and I feel privileged.
“Dreams must be accompanied by work. We are an inclusive and progressive club, that’s why it was and is important to have the women’s team. As well as the work we do in the racism area, this is not just a football club, it is much more.”
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