MN: Why today could bring crucial developments in Milan’s U23 team hopes

By Oliver Fisher -

Today is a crucial day in determining if AC Milan will be able to register an U23 team for the 2024-25 season because of the regulations relating to Serie C.

As MilanNews report, the 5-2 defeat against Roma in the friendly last week in Perth gave Daniele Bonera a taste of being a head coach after a previous three-game spell filling in due to the Covid absences of Stefano Pioli and his assistant in 2020-21.

The management have identified Bonera as the right man to entrust the U23 team to and he will work with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jovan Kirovski to try and make the project a success. The main doubt, though, pertains to when it will be launched.

The deadline for submitting registrations for the next Serie C tournament will is midnight today (11 June for clubs protagonists in the final stages of the play-offs), and Milan are hoping that at least one club do not register.

There are doubts about four clubs above all who are going through difficulties, mainly financially. Ascoli, Foggia Lecco and Turris are those with question marks surrounding them, amid ownership changes and various other issues.

However, all clubs have outgoing owners who have committed – at least with words – to completing the procedure. So, the Rossoneri are essentially hoping that one of the four clubs has a change of plan.

As per the FIGC regulations, a second team can only be registered in the third division ‘on organic completion’, i.e. if one of the 60 eligible teams fails to register for the next Serie C season.

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  1. Chances are when the season starts I’ll rather watch u23 Milan than main team Milan..

    Very low optimis for this club atm

    1. Inter fans use to say that there are two teams in Milan: Inter and Inter’s primavera. Maybe at least we can beat them with our youth haha

    2. You’re supporting the team and the players. Not the managers. U23 under Bonera has a high chance of being a bus accident.

      1. I’m supporting what I want. If I don’t like the team and the players what’s the point in watching games twice a week?

        Truth be told I’m pretty tired of football, been tired of it for years, but I’d persevere at it.

  2. So one of those 4 is up the road and the other are on the other side of the country (to varying degrees). Does it make any difference to the league we’d be in?

  3. Hopefully Lecco or Turris then because it would be a shame for Ascoli and Foggia to foil as I at least remember those clubs from Serie A. I sorta still miss the flying donkeys (chievo).

    1. Yeah I also support my 6th tier local team here in England so I don’t really feel comfortable hoping someone can’t register, but I do also really want the u23 thing to happen.

      1. I cant say I care about Lecco or Turris but the other twos at least had some good players over the years. sure I can understand that I always liked Wolves from England and up until recent years they was pretty much moving up and down like an elevator 😀 I has a bit of a sweet spot for Wycombe Wanders as well back from the championship manager days leading them to european glory in the early 90ies. I would also like to see Wimbledon back in Premier League, quite liked the crazy gang 😀
        Non as much as AC Milan and yes the u23 team is very important for us so one team better foil just preferably one of the other two,

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