All united and compact in Milanello. Including the management despite all the disagreements and underlying discontent. In view of the decisive final rush, Ivan Gazidis wanted to send a message to the team.
Ivan Gazidis, Paolo Maldini, Frederic Massara and Stefano Pioli. All present and gathered yesterday at Milanello. The AC Milan management, despite disagreements, reunited at the training centre around the team in view of the season finale.
As highlighted by Gazzetta dello Sport (via milanlive.it), the only chance for the Rossoneri to qualify to European championships is now from the league and it will take full compactness to hit the target, even if it is ‘forced or almost apparent’.
Yesterday there was a forty-minute chat between all the aforementioned parties, and now the entire management will attend the Via del Mare stadium on Monday evening for the first league game after the forced break.
Gazidis’ goal with this move is clear: to keep the environment united and to provide the players with the tranquility necessary for an attempted comeback in Serie A.
This unity has not been a usual sight as Milanello, as the last time the top management was present together at Milanello was about four months ago.
Gazidis spoke in particular with the coach and captain Alessio Romagnoli during this meeting. He reiterated his esteem for the excellent work to Pioli and asked him to reach the objective. With the defender, there were several topics, including the question of player wages.
As pointed out by the Milanese paper, it is time to reset everything and end the season with dignity for Milan, with everything left to be resumed after the season. And the Pierre Kalulu deal, closed by Maldini together with the chief scout Moncada, is proof that everyone, despite everything, is rowing in the same direction in this season finale.