Massimiliano Mirabelli has officially been entrusted with the sporting side of Milan, and took Adriano Galliani’s old Casa Milan office, while Marco Fassone and Vincenzo Montella are already believed to be working for next season.
This season is still very much alive for Milan as the Rossoneri are still capable for finishing in 4th place in Serie A and secure a Europa League spot. Nonetheless, it’s difficult not to think about what will happen in the summer and next season, as the new Chinese ownership completed the takeover last week and are expected to invest in the mercato to create a more competitive Milan.
President Yonghong Li chose Fassone to be the new CEO and the former Inter man chose another ex-Nerazzurri figure, Massimiliano Mirabelli, to be the Rossoneri’s Director of Sport, as the club officially confirmed today. “Milan announces to have appointed Mr. Mirabelli as Technical Director, and that he will take up the role of Sporting Director,” a statement on the Milan website read on Wednesday. “The Club would like to warmly welcome Mr. Mirabelli and wishes him successful work.”
Mirabelli is the 12th director of sport in the history of Milan, replacing Rocco Maiorino who served in this position from 2013 to last week (the one before him was Ariedo Braida who held the position from 1986 to 2013). Mirabelli used to work as a scout for Inter and he will look to prove his qualities now that he has been given the responsibility to rebuild Milan, together with Fassone and the coach.
Mirabelli, who took the old Casa Milan office of Galliani (Fassone took Barbara’s office), was present at Milanello today for the double training session. Fassone was also in Milanello today, as he had a meeting with Montella in the offices. It’s the second meeting between the two in as many days.
Yesterday in late afternoon the new CEO, new director of sport and the coach – who, unless a big surprise happens, will also be in charge of Milan next season – had a 3-hour summit at Casa Milan; Gazzetta dello Sport, Sky and many others reported names of possible summer targets that were discussed in the meeting, but it’s probably premature to talk seriously about anyone at this point.
Fassone, Mirabelli & Montella are already thinking about the preparations for next season but the main focus remains on this year, and beating Empoli on Sunday is the most important thing for now.