Milan have officially confirmed that Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis will join as their new CEO on December 1.
American owners Elliott Management have been keen to appoint someone to handle the day-to-day running of the club, taking the burden off President Paolo Scaroni.
“AC Milan announced today that Ivan Gazidis has accepted its offer to join the club as its Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Mr. Gazidis will officially begin his CEO duties on December 1, 2018,” a statement from the Rossoneri reads.
“In hiring Mr. Gazidis as CEO, AC Milan brings on board a world-class football executive with a track record of sporting and commercial success across the globe.
“AC Milan’s Executive Chairman Paolo Scaroni will hand over all chief executive duties to Mr. Gazidis on December 1.
“On that date, Mr. Gazidis will formally become AC Milan’s CEO, responsible for leading the club’s day-to-day football, business and commercial operations.”
Gazidis also commented on his new role.
“I am very excited to take on this new challenge, and will do everything I can to secure AC Milan’s return to the top.
“I have a head start in this project thanks to the talented players, hard-working staff, and the sporting leadership of Leonardo De Araujo, Paolo Maldini and Gennaro Gattuso.
“I am grateful for the trust placed in me by Chairman Paolo Scaroni, the AC Milan board, and the club’s owners.”
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