AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has admitted that Stefano Pioli is now more involved in the decisions regarding transfer business.
With Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara having been sacked as the technical and sporting director, multiple sources have suggested that transfer dealings should be a bit more streamlined and should crucially afford Pioli a bit more say in the decision-making process.
Pioli must highlight the holes in his squad and the types of players that will be most compatible with his system, with Geoffrey Moncada suggesting profiles and Giorgio Furlani having the final say as the CEO.
Scaroni spoke to Rai Sport during the ‘Joyride the Future’ event put on last night by Milan and BMW Italia to celebrate the renewal of the automotive brand as a principal partner, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“One signing a week is not a small amount, there are six weeks to go. We still have some things to do and we will do to build a strong Milan that can do well in the Champions League,” he said,
“Milan’s number one goal is to always be in the Champions League, it is a fundamental ingredient of our strategy, then anything that comes in addition is welcome of course, but it’s not as essential as being in the Champions League.”
How does Pioli seem to you?
“I think the coach is happy and satisfied. I saw him on Monday at Milanello and he seemed satisfied and happy. We work in perfect harmony between the coach, the technical area and Furlani. Everything proceeds in harmony, we believe a lot in this Milan style.”
Has Pioli’s role changed?
“He’s very involved in the decisions that are made and this is positive. Milan have 500 million fans around the world, they want to see us in the Champions League and it’s important for us to be there. We want to feed these fans with our successes.”
Christian Pulisic has arrived…
“It’s positive. We will leave for an American tour. Milan are the number 1 team for fans in the USA.”