Giorgio Furlani officially become the new CEO of AC Milan back in November as Ivan Gazidis’ contract came to an end. Since then, he has been working hard along with RedBird and Gerry Cardinale.
Furlani has a background in finance, with a degree from Harvard, and he first became involved with Milan back in 2018 when Elliott took over the club. He was a board member then, but was announced as the new CEO in November of last year.
Speaking to CBS (see video below), Furlani shared his thoughts on the first few months at Milan. He admitted that it’s very special, given that he has been a Milanista his entire life.
On running Milan…
“It’s very special, I’m really lucky. I’ve been a Milanista all my life. Not many fans get fortunate to run the club they support. Number 1, I’m lucky. Number 2, it’s an honour. Number 3, it’s a big responsibility. I need to keep the club healthy and future-proof it, all I am is a caretaker for the fans.”
On mixing his background in finance with fandom…
“I genuinely care, first of all. This is really special for me. Given my background, I care but I also feel a sense of responsibility. Hopefully, I can marry the two and make sure we do well, winning in a sustainable way.”
You can listen to and watch the full interview in the video below.
"It feels great to be back in the semifinals, it's been 16 years for us, the mood is super excited at the team… the city is on fire."
Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani sits down with @_poppymiller @mikegrella10 @bonetti & @iftvmarco to talk about Milan & the rebirth of the club. 🔴 ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/MJ5RBeXw4X
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) May 6, 2023
We want more money injected into transfer
Nope. We want more money via continuous, positive revenues. Money injected into the club isn’t the way. That will only get us into FFP problems. Again.
New stadium is the first and most important thing. Then securing the UCL-spot for each year. Maybe selling some deadwood for profit too. Bigger and better sponsor deals. That’s how you get more money for transfers.