Curva Sud: “We have the highest esteem and confidence in Gattuso & Mirabelli, we only ask the new owners to look at the history of Milan and not to forget what was done by people like Leonardo”

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Milan fans during Atalanta-Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on May 13, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Milan fans during Atalanta-Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on May 13, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

Curva Sud has made their position clear regarding the new situation at Milan, citing that they have faith in Gattuso and Mirabelli, and don’t want Leonardo anywhere near the club.

Elliott Management Corporation are now the new owners of Milan and on July 21st, a shareholders meeting will be held. The goals of the meeting is to appoint new board members, who will replace the Chinese, and choose the chairman of the board (the new President of Milan), who will most likely be Paolo Scaroni.

With Elliott in charge, new directors could be appointed and changes in the management level may take place. There are voices that Elliott are interested in bringing back Leonardo, who was a Milan director and then coach, before famously leaving to coach Inter and afterwards had a role at PSG.

Elliott have already made it clear that they have faith in Gennaro Gattuso, but Massimiliano Mirabelli and Marco Fassone could find themselves in different roles or out of the club altogether. Today, Curva Sud Milano, released an official statement to clarify where they stand in this situation.

“With these lines, we want to clarify our position in the face of the events of recent weeks: we are not economists or financial experts, we are ultras and as such, we care about the events of our Milan,” the Curva wrote on their website. “We only ask for respect and commitment to this shirt.

Gennaro Gattuso with fans during training at Milanello on July 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Gennaro Gattuso with fans during training at Milanello on July 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

“We have already had the opportunity to reiterate all our support for the team (those who want to leave, it’s good to do it as soon as possible), for our great Mister and for Mirabelli, for whom we have shown that we have the highest esteem and confidence, for the transparency and the professionalism.

“The choice of Rino was the happy intuition of our DS. It is irrefutable that since they started working together, Mirabelli and Gattuso, the winning mentality has been revised, which creates even more regrets for the first part of the season. Messing up everything now, with the start of the league at the gates, would be a counterproductive move.

“Both have no small merit in having done a ‘cleansing’: the coach in the dressing room, while the DS must be recognized for releasing the club from those power plays, which for years we were used to see as a result of certain agents and former directors. A battle that, if were repeated, we’d surely be at his side.

The anti-Leonardo banner of the Curva Sud during Milan-Inter at Stadio San Siro on April 2, 2011. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)
The anti-Leonardo banner of the Curva Sud during Milan-Inter at Stadio San Siro on April 2, 2011. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

“As for the new owners, we can only ask them to look at the history of the Rossoneri, not to forget what was done by people like Leonardo who only spit on these colors, as already reiterated in our famous tifo during the derby. We need great men of proven Milanista faith and Leonardo is not among these, having chosen to betray the Rossoneri people.

“Like all re-foundations, we know that it will take time and for a growth that is as rapid as possible, we need continuity, renew trust in those who have done well until today, like the couple Gattuso-Mirabelli. We trust that other key tasks will be entrusted to competent people, who are possibly linked to the love of our Milan.”

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soheil balini
soheil balini
2 years ago

Very emotional, but simply not professional.
I agree that a new management at this moment is not a wise move but calling Leonardo with such a words is simply stupid and unprofessional. He is a very wise scout and technical manager. I think we need all the help that we can get. I would be happy to see Leonardo back at our club as we treated him badly. it’s a two way street. we also treated Inzaghi, Seedorf, Brocchi badly.

It’s not time to get emotional. we had 30 years of emotional management. it works sometime. sometimes not

Rikimaru Tenchu
Rikimaru Tenchu
2 years ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Leo deserves the Abuses. If Carlo went to Inter, I’d shoot him. #justkidding

Leo was not just a coach. A former player, then director, scout and then coach. His decision to join inter was poor and I don’t blame the Curva Sud. Besides, there are many talented scouts and technical directors.

That said, I have no qualms seeing him at Milan.

Michbeck
Michbeck
2 years ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Soheil, I really appreciate your comments and respect your opinion. Even though I got your point and personally would love to see Leonardo as scout, because I think he was the one who did so good in scouting and contacting the likes of Kaka and Pato besides others. But (1) he would never come back to be just a scout (2) he felt in disgrace by the Curva Sud. So there can’t be no way for Leonardo’s return, as long as there is no change of mind within the Milanisti. Elliot must respect the Curva Sud, because they are the… Read more »

Gman
Gman
2 years ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Weird logic curva sud useses here. ” We give full of our faith in Mirabelli a (interesti) but not Leo our club legend because of a short stint as a inter coach? Did he say anything bad about Milan or CS? Why are they so bitter?

Niels8
Niels8
2 years ago
Reply to  Gman

It just show how understandable that Paolo had problems with those guys.
Remember that they even did such thing to him at his last match.
Logic doesn’t always work on them..

Milan Boy
Milan Boy
2 years ago

I think Leonardo ought to have been forgiven, moreover we were not very fair to him. Secondly as a coach it is forgivable to coach a rival. We plead tolerance from all quarters as we hope that things will work for good.

Vick
Vick
2 years ago

I remember our Maldini being insulted by curva sud. They keep silent when we face sanction from uefa, but wanted to be hear when leonardo name comes up. I barely make this comment without any harsh word. F*ck

Kourosh
Kourosh
2 years ago

They have a point about Leonardo. They are the Curva Sud, they can’t forgive such things. It’s not about being professional, it’s about respect and where your heart is. After all, people like Ancelotti and even Allegri have said that they will never coach Inter out of respect and their history with Milan. Leonardo had a lifetime of history with Milan but he simply didn’t care.

Rikimaru Tenchu
Rikimaru Tenchu
2 years ago
Reply to  Kourosh

I couldn’t have put this any better.

salahudeen
salahudeen
2 years ago

On this am really behind d curva sud, Leonardo betray us, so I tink is a pay back time, n for sayin dey r unprofessional I think u r misinterpreting d word, we deserve respect,why on earth would he coach our rival, if truly is a legend, fuck him. We r all aware we stick to our daring Milan in dix difficult moment. Forza Milan,

Remie
Remie
2 years ago

I stand with d curva sud… Leonardo didn’t respect milan, he chose shinter to spite milan…nobody complained when he went to pay but to inter was too much

Misund
Misund
2 years ago

Ariedo Braida was the master mind that people like Galliani and Leonardo leached from.. Braida is the one I want back on the board. He brought in the likes of Kaka and Sheva, list goes on. Who got the credit? Galliani etc. Its sad but true. After he left the club we have brought in so much trash its scary. I’d pick Mirabelli over Leo anyday. what he did rly hurt.

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago
Reply to  Misund

Braida is the guy, yes. But they are no chances that he will come back in this Milan without serious board’’s gameplan. Sticking with Mirabelli on this terms is sad but reality.
You can’t be ugly and picky, as simple as that.

Misund
Misund
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

You are right, dream request. But we need to sit down and take a deep breath about this board. We do not know Paul Singer and Elliots intentions yet. So far they have injected 50M and are setting up meeting with inter regarding stadium plans. I’m getting more and more optimistic about them and their intentions. Paul Singer is a big football fan aswell.

Gman
Gman
2 years ago
Reply to  Misund

Leo brought the Brazilians. That’s a proven fact even the players admit. The thing with Leo is not his eye for talent, but his communication skills. He will make you feel more welcome n confident in the project. Also, Shevchenko was proven player before his arrival. CL toppscorer, his team(D.Kiev)were no joke those days, always reaching the later stages of CL

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Misund

Agree Misund, fully agree

yourBoss
yourBoss
2 years ago

They are not so wrong about Leo even though I’d personally allow him back. Was my favorite Rossoneri but shame he’s done what he did. Good to see the ‘like’ option back btw

kwabena Adu
2 years ago

We need potent people who are capable,this is not the time for this.If he can help, then is fine with me.Leo problem was with Berlusconi not the club.

Ted
Ted
2 years ago
Reply to  kwabena Adu

He did bring Kaka and T. Silva to the club among other

StandTall
StandTall
2 years ago

Spot on by Curva Sud. Milan don’t need him back. Besides there are countless good number of technical directors out there. A serious look and we’ll spot one. F-ck Leo, he can go kick rocks.

C
C
2 years ago

Kurwa Sud are the last ones that should judge with the way they treated Maldini

Ted
Ted
2 years ago
Reply to  C

You went savage here with “kurwa” man

Dwayne
Dwayne
2 years ago

The curva sud can be idiots sometimes!

agustinar
2 years ago

Glad to see the thumb up and down back again

Naz
Naz
2 years ago

With all the stuff thats been going on for the last months there wasn’t a word out of the curva and now they write a piece about Leonardo? The club is practically bankrupt and the only thing they have to talk about is Leonardo? Do they not think they should maybe look for clarification from Elliott and see exactly where we stand?

Ink
Ink
2 years ago

Oh look the thumbs are back

jus me
jus me
2 years ago

add me to the milan group 18768568723

Karese
2 years ago

Maldini ‘milan no for now.”..He has refused milan because things aren’t good ,milan did alot for him as he did for milan ..We shouldn’t consider him again ..A true friend stays even in hell

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Karese

Exactly

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
2 years ago

The Curva sud are very unserious people? Why didn’t they write Berlusconi asking him why he scammed the world with the Li deal? Why didn’t they write Uefa to respect our history, shirt and tradition after they slammed us with the ban? Why haven’t they spoken up on the recent happenings in Milan? Mirabelli and Gattusso practically insult themselves when talking about the market and players needed, Gattusso said that himself in his recent interview and now Curva comes out to defend Mirabelli? Same person who just squandered 200mil with no fruits to show for it? Is Leonardo their problem?… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

I don’t know why curva sud has complete confidence in Mirabelli; 200 mil spent just to keep us in the same place. That being said, if he and Gatusso have good chemistry than that’s a big plus.

Regarding Leonardo, I wasn’t happy with his move to Inter (nor with Carlo’s move to Napoli), but at these times we have to swallow our pride. In fact, we have to realize that there’s no pride in a team like Milan finishing 6-8 for some years now. Not sure Leonardo is that good, but we need to face reality.

dejan10
dejan10
2 years ago

Lost all respect for the French team and Griezmann in particular, flopping around on the ground like a dying fish to get free kick. Then non-existent pen for Perisic “handball” Spoilt an otherwise great world cup.

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

FrAfrica won the World Cup and it was a good one. Croatia played better and showed class but other things are deciding football matches nowadays apparently.
We saw some amazing goals and matches and it is scary how good Kylian Mbappe is and what will become of him. All revelations happened in Croatia squad and players like: Rebic, Vida, Vrsaljko, Kramaric got their name on the worlds watchlist. Good job Croatia.

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago

It is strange that this text is not presented on the FB page of the Curva. Therefore I sincerely doubt it official from them.

In addition, if it is a genuine text, I sincerely doubt the contents. I mean, anyone must see that Mirabelli overspend last season on very, and I mean very mediocre players.

Maldini is a chicken shit, Leonardo a traitor and FASSOBELLI interistas.

Niels8
Niels8
2 years ago

There is an official statement (in Italian), right at the homepage of the official website. Here you go: https://www.curvasudmilano.it/.

Amalsadanandan
Amalsadanandan
2 years ago

Overspend..???
Otherthan kalinic..every player was a bargain..got bonucci for 42m..calhan for 22m..all these are good transfers comparing to the current market situation

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Amalsadanandan

Yeah, not what the UEFA thinks about the FFP of Milan. That’s what I mean.

Misund
Misund
2 years ago
Reply to  Amalsadanandan

The plan was to spend 200-300M over 3 years. That was what we where told. he spent it all in one season gambling on CL qualifaction to survive. Its a huge risk, and it failed.

cuongminhtran
cuongminhtran
2 years ago

Agree with Mathijs. I cannot know why people don’t like a truly Milanista who always told the truth?

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  cuongminhtran

Thanks

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

Since I have a lot of free time on my hands today at office (not really) I came up with a new conspiracy theory: What if… Berlusconi needed money and agreed a deal with Elliott to give em Milan for the sum taken out but since he cannot go public cause surely he would be skinned alive, he got this poor Chinese dude to cover for him, representing as a new investor from China. It was planned from the beginning with Elliott that they would took over, why would Yonghong silently loose everything? It wasn’t his in the first place… Read more »

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

I don’t think Berlusconi needed a 300m loan when he’s worth 7 billion dollars. But I always thought he had something to do with it lol

Ted
Ted
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

Yeah in net worth – companies, real estates etc. not money, don’t confuse

Abramović is also 7 billions heavy and look at his Chelsea and investments he still makes ever season

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

Hey there Ted i agree there is a difference in having Cash in the wallet/bank than in assets spread around but the difference between playing in the premier League and the serie a is immense financially wise. To my knowledge the difference is pretty much that promoted newcomers from the EFL Championship to the premier League gets almost the same as what the Winner gets in serie a. The ffp isn’t in any way fair as that League has way more beneficial advertisment contracts and thats one of the reasons why Clubs can spend more and even “small” teams can… Read more »

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

Of course I agree, there’s a big gap between Serie A and EPL from commerical point of view and don’t even wanna mention difference in earnings from TV rights, taxes etc What I wanted to point out, as my imagination was akwardly wild on this rainy Monday morning, that Silvio wanted to get rid of the club as soon as possible and that he had a deal with Elliott from the start but did not want the news of him selling the club to a hedge fund come out, so he got a poor unknown chinese businessman to act as… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 years ago

Yeah tv rights is where the difference is and that in my book destroys the Whole idea of ffp as some Leagues and some teams already has a lead compared to other teams. In my book milans downfall allready happened around 08 regardless of us winning the championship in 2010/11 as we started loaning washed up players instead of developing our youngsters and invested poorly in the squad at the same time. Berlusconi should either have sold the Club to the psg owner or someone else in 08 or have invested in youth and up and comming players as Chelsea… Read more »

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

Berlusconi talking about how Ronaldo to Juventus is terrible for Milan. Just die already please Silvio.

Milanmario1
Milanmario1
2 years ago

Is fassobelli better with their past and performance, burying the club in debts and UEFA sanctions? I don’t think so. This time Curva Sud are deluded!! Fassobelli out!!!

Borgia
Borgia
2 years ago

If I was the new owner. The first thing I would to is clean up at Curva Sud who just create bad atmosphere at San Siro and create bad PR/commercial for the club. Hostile atmosphere at San Siro does not help the players and certainly not attracting sponsors and broadcast commercial. Clean up the stands physically, put a lot of security guards there and everyone that is behaving bad should be banned for years. Insulting Maldini in his last game (the best defender in the game, son of Milano and one club man) – unbelievable! They should be exiled not… Read more »

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

Curva Sud is the worst group of fans with reported multiple fashist and racist incidents over the years. They are disgusting savages that only know how to drop morale and insult our legends.
I agree with Borgia they need to be removed from stands, we are better off with pre-shool kids instead of them.

You are silent when you need to br loud and loud when nobody gives a fuck about your opinion. Sit down Curva Sud. Btw curva in my language is whore.

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

What country are you from then?

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

Montenegro

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago

Who downrates this comment? Whahahahahahahahaha what is wrong with that question?

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

Haters gonna hate bro

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

🙂

Meer
Meer
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

You are spot on….when they needed to raise their voice they were silent except for few protest now they are yelling on top of their voices and lending support to another interista fassone and Mirabelli they too like Leonardo were part of inter at some point in time…now don’t tell me business models will be run on emotions….

Misund
Misund
2 years ago
Reply to  Meer

There is a big difference from being at Inter 1-2 season and grown up there.
A interista is someone who have been there for many years and bread their colors. Like Leo for Milan. He was a legend with us. Mirabelli and Fossone where not legends at inter. They where there a brief period.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

Meanwhile all these rumors about Morata and Higauin – too good to be true I guess, but it’s still nice to dream

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Hey there Baresis Dream obviously either of them would be a step in the right direction. Higuain is a proven goal scorer and has great experience but he is getting older and will be 31 by december and the numbers ive heard being mentioned is 55-60 mil euros and thats not a deal i would do. On the other hand if reports is correct and higuain wants to join us and is angry about that he is seemingly being forced out of Juventus we could allways hope that he kicks back at them and refuses to join other teams than… Read more »

Milanista121
Milanista121
2 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Higuain is a nightmare. Trust me, if he leaves Juve this summer, Juve will win UCL next year, with or without Ronaldo. Higuain is no winner. A flop on the big scene, a big no thanks.
Morata is pretty much the opposite, inconsistent, but lights up on the big scene – not so much in Chelsea, but thinking of his Juve experience.

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

Could be advantageous for us to use him, get back into CL and then jettison him to the highest bidder, then spend that money on someone like Cavani.

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

I hate both of them to be honest 🙂

Ted
Ted
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

Yeah I’m not keen on either of them coming. If Milan wants a bomber Cavani is the man but he wouldn’t want to come probably

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

I can bet my right leg that Mandzukic is better than Higuain and Morata.
Hype is what followed these two whole carrier.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Both would be huge upgrades, but Higuain is a moster striker. Can make a goal out of anything, and is the real deal.

My dream signing, though I know is impossible, is Ateltico’s Diego Costa who is a true big man CF, exactly what we need.

A more realistic option would go for Balotelli + deloufu; not world beaters but still an affordable option which would be a clear upgrade.

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

What kind of rumours are circulating out there:

– Elliott would dismiss Gattuso in favour of Conte

– Elliott blocked the sale of Locatelli, some say its because they think they could sell him for a lot more in the future

– Once they sell Kalinić and Silva, their main targets are Morata or Higuain who already gave their positive answer to Rossoneri

– They are open to selling Bonucci, at the moment there are United, City, PSG and Chelsea interested but no offer came yet from either. Bonucci reportedly expressed the desire to leave

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

Hey there Ted First of all i will say that id take all the news with a grain of salt as it seem like the tendencies nowadays of football news can be compared to that of tabloid news papers as the sites need as many clicks as possible to keep the store running. Secondly as AC Milans situation is still unclear they simply write a lot of made up stories or speculations with rather dubious references to their sources as there isnt released much clearcut official info from the Club. – I seriously doubt that this story is anything but… Read more »

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

That’s why I wrote rumours, I’m just keeping us updated although it’s just nothing more than a mere gossip circulating

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

Yeah i realized that and i also just commented on those rumours on what i saw plausible and what i did not. Allways great with people reporting these rumours as it lays the fundament for a discussion about the Club and sport we all love.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago

I don’t know if rumours of Bonucci pushing for an exit for psg is true but if it is then screw him let him go. Make the guy captain and after a year he wants to leave. I’d much rather keep romagnoli than him. Bonucci in the first 20 games was horrible and slowly picked it Up but was never what we thought hed be. How many times he was caught out or his stupid passes went to nobody. If we get a good replacement then let him go cause the real star is romagnoli. No captain should abandon their… Read more »

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

Musacchio is soo underrated. Yes he made some mistakes but so did Leo. But Musacchio is the one that stayed on bench and didn’t got a chance to redeem himself. If Bonucci is going he will cover him just fine.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

I personally thought musacchio was fine. He even scored goals. I’m sure if he had consistency like bonucci he wouldn’t have made as many mistakes, now I know bonucci is a top 5 cb but if he doesn’t want to be here I don’t want him here

Larryoil
2 years ago

Bloggers will always cook up anything for a “click” on dere site. Am not afraid of dose stories,gattuso is the right man for and he’s supported by the new Milan owner,news on morata and hugain I believe dey are fake,it’s just to caught attention of readers,if it’s not Cavani or immobile or strikers dat are better off,all the strikers name mentioned here are garbage!!! Though hugain is good but age is not on his side and his wages are high!!! But what am expecting on dis blog is “we” talking about our line up for the friendlies and ICC cup,players… Read more »

Nazz
Nazz
2 years ago

Gave 200mil to Leonardo, and he would do better that these Inter clowns….