It has been a summer of shake-up for AC Milan at various levels including the management, and Alberto Marangon has emerged from it as the new team manager.
This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) confirms that Marangon will replace Andrea Romeo in the role and he will reunite with Stefano Pioli again after a few years apart, given they worked together at Fiorentina.
Marangon has always been a man with a profound football culture. He came from one of Sampdoria’s recent golden periods, and was one of the trusted men of the former Blucerchiato president Riccardo Garrone.
Following the acquisition of the Genoese club by Massimo Ferrero, Marangon left Sampdoria after 12 long years in which he had become head of the press office.
His destination was Bari where he became team manager for two years, and then Fiorentina came calling where he worked from 2017 and 2021. There, he bonded a lot with the current Rossoneri coach and their union became increasingly close also by virtue of the passing of Davide Astori.
In 2021 – perhaps out of nostalgia for the sea air or perhaps to indulge his Genoese wife – Marangon decided to return to Sampdoria, who were in a lot more difficulty than in his previous spell.
The Blucerchiati were relegated to Serie B and Marangon left to join Milan. He has not worked at such a sizeable club before but the experience gained over the years is considerable.
His official debut as team manager took place in the Silvio Berlusconi Trophy. Romeo, meanwhile, followed Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United.