Repubblica: Furlani’s Milan future not certain as Cardinale hints at widespread changes

By Oliver Fisher -

Gerry Cardinale’s comments last night during an interview with the Financial Times have certainly caused a stir, with the admission that changes are coming in the summer.

As this morning’s edition of La Repubblica (via PianetaMilan) writes, there were some interesting statements made by the Milan and RedBird Capital chief last night as he took the stage alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Giorgio Furlani was present at the Financial Times event yesterday, but despite this the rumours about his future as the CEO of the Rossoneri will not die down, with suggestions that he could leave or change role.

The paper relays one passage in particular from Cardinale’s speech, which could suggest an imminent change in sight based on the fact that the 2023-24 season has not gone to plan.

“Neither I nor Zlatan are satisfied with not being number one. I trusted him because he will be my voice with the team. He has the right authority,” he said.

Cardinale’s words are not exactly reassuring for Furlani, who joined the Milan Board of Directors in 2018 with the role of ‘Advisor’ then going from being a Portfolio Manager for Elliott Management to becoming CEO in December 2022, replacing Ivan Gazidis.

La Repubblica stop short of giving a concrete idea regarding Furlani’s future, remarking simply that it is unknown and that he could change roles again.


Tags AC Milan Giorgio Furlani


  1. I think this far fetched. Nothing suggests Gerry was “aiming” this at Furlani. Many things have gone wrong since the last summer and Furlani had zero effect on the injuries, tactics, Pioli’s incompetence or players flopping. Although the last one falls on him a bit too as he did assumably approve the transfers.

    1. Leao Mike and Theo flopped for big parts of the season too… if they’d been at their best we’d probably be higher up the table and/or not crashed out the CL.

  2. I don’t like him but he’s probably fine at his job which is to develop the brand and make money. This is nonsense. Unless Jerry wants to get rid of everybody who was brought in by Elliott. We just need someone to take care of the football aspect, and I’m not sure Zlatan would be an upgrade over Moncada anyway.

  3. We’re still on the speculations here, so perhaps we should avoid making a fuss about it, but if we assume that it’s true, Cardinale has already fired Maldini because the 2022/23 season hasn’t gone well, even though he hadn’t a big budget and it was his first not successfull transfer window, if he is going to fire Furlani because the next season didn’t go well even though many changes had already been made, one day who is going to judge Cardinale ? When is he going to admit that maybe part of the problem was him ?

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