The new organizational chart at Milan is said to be almost complete, and there may be room for Paolo Maldini as well.
The era of Elliott officially began on Saturday with a shareholders meeting and then a Board of Directors meeting.
The club announced in a statement that Marco Fassone had been relieved of his duties as CEO (he is expected to sue Milan over his sacking), and that a new CEO had already been identified and would be announced in ‘due course’.
According to Il Sole 24 Ore, the new CEO will be Ivan Gazidis, who currently holds the Executive Director position at Arsenal. Gazidis’ name has been mentioned for quite some time and earlier reports suggested that he will officially arrive by September, and he will terminate his current contract with the Gunners.
The role of the General Manager, Il Sole 24 Ore claims, will be filled by Umberto Gandini. The director left Milan on September 2016 after 23 years and since then acted as the CEO of Roma. But now he’s ready to return to Casa Milan and his ties at UEFA could be of help for the Diavolo.
Leonardo, as already reported by other sources, will be responsible for the technical area and the official is expected as soon as an arrangement is made for the sacking of Massimiliano Mirabelli. Il Sole 24 Ore writes that as Leonardo arrives, the return of Paolo Maldini cannot be excluded.
The new Milan is rebuilding and after the change in the President role and the firing of Fassone, new personnel are ready to take their place on the headquarters to create the Milan of Elliott.