The new Milan President and owner spoke at today’s press conference at Casa Milan as the Silvio Berlusconi era ended and the Chinese era has begun.
Yesterday it became official that Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, headed by the Chinese businessman Yonghong Li, has completed the €830 million acquisition of Milan, putting an end to the 31-year regime of Silvio Berlusconi.
Today (Friday), the new management – represented by new President Yonghong Li, new CEO Marco Fassone, and Han Li – held a press conference to welcome everyone into the new era.
“To all those present, ladies and gentlemen, friends and fans of Milan, good morning,” Li told journalists in the press room. “For all lovers of Milan, today is an important day: Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux have completed the purchase of the shares in Milan.
This glorious club now begins a new chapter: the success of this transaction has been possible thanks to the love of Milan fans, but especially thanks to Berlusconi and Fininvest for the confidence placed in us. Milan are a top club worldwide, with 118 years of glorious history. In the last 30 years Milan have achieved passionate successes: 8 league titles, 5 European Cups and 7 Italian Super Cups.
“All the stars that were once at this club together with its successes mean that every fan expects the return of the club to the top of Europe. This means that behind us we have a great responsibility, as well as the expectations of Milan as a club.
“The board is composed of professionals of the football and the financial sector. We are a stable team with high efficiency. We want to ensure that every professional is dedicated to their role. We have delegated to the task of developing a Milan for the future to Marco Fassone, we believe that he is the best candidate to be the next CEO. We believe in him, in his leadership of Milan, that under his management we will get better results, and become competitive on the world stage.
“Our goal is to ensure that all the fans of the world can continue to love Milan even more. Forza Milan!” concluded the new owner, who will hope for a debut win tomorrow in the Derby.