Repubblica: Gazidis believes Milan are two major sponsors short of other big clubs

By Oliver Fisher -

Ivan Gazidis believes AC Milan are currently two major sponsors short of most other big football clubs, according to a report.

The 55-year-old has been at Milan for over a year now, having left Arsenal in September 2018 before officially beginning his role as CEO of the Rossoneri on December 1 of that year.

Gazidis has a marketing background and worked in a role as a Chief Executive with the Gunners too, and was brought to Milan in order to try and help the club move into the new era of football finance, especially from a sponsorship point of view.

According to Tuesday’s edition of La Repubblica though – as cited by MilanNews.it – Gazidis is not happy with where the club is currently at on that front.

The newspaper claims that he explained to Milan employees that a large football club must have three major sponsors in as many sectors; namely insurance, cars and airlines.

He is quoted as saying: “At the moment we only have Emirates,” – a contract which expires on 30 June 2020, MilanNews.it claims.

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