Marco Fassone & the Chinese are studying several ex-players for the Ambassador role at Milan, according to reports.
Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to sell Milan for €740m (including debts) and the first €100m payment will be completed this week with the Chinese group transferring €85m to the coffers of Fininvest.
Marco Fassone will be the new CEO of the Rossoneri and he’s starting to think about the new management of the Diavolo as Umberto Gandini, Adriano Galliani and Barbara Berlusconi who hold key roles in the leadership, will either leave or have a different position with the new Chinese ownership, which will officially take over in November.
In addition to a director of sport which will be appointed and take the mercato reigns from Galliani, Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Fassone is also expected to get a former legend for a role of an Ambassador who will represent Milan in Italy and around the world.
The names of Paolo Maldini and Demetrio Albertini – both great Milan legends – were brought up in the past and are still options, although it’s believed that Maldini would like a more operative role if he were to join the management; he stated in June that “if I was to one day have a role at a club like Milan, I’d want the right to make my own decisions.” The same can be assumed about Albertini, who has experience working as the Vice President of the Italian Football Federation (the FIGC).
This is perhaps why Gazzetta writes today that Billy Costacurta is also being considered for the role now. The legendary CB has never worked as a director and could be perfect as an Ambassador.