Ivan Gazidis has provided an update on Milan’s situation with UEFA and stated the management ‘knows the direction of the club and we know we will get there’.
The pre-season of the Rossoneri started this week and the management was at Milanello to speak to journalists.
Milan will not be playing in the Europa League next season as they chose to skip the competition as a punishment for breaching FFP, and CEO Ivan Gazidis has spoken about what the next steps are:
“The situation is complicated. The next time UEFA will look at the financial results, it will be when Milan return, as we hope, to qualify for a European competition in 2020-21. The thing that can be assumed is that, in the phase in which UEFA return to our situation, a path will start towards a Settlement Agreement and it is presumed to be a four-year path. Our objective is to create structured and virtuous financial fundamentals to give UEFA a sense of confidence. Our objectives are basically the same as those of UEFA. A Settlement Agreement or a Voluntary Agreement? It will depend on how UEFA is positioned when Milan go back under their magnifying glass.
“The first six months at Milan? It’s a great honor to be here at Milanello and stand by this fireplace. It’s something mythological in the world of football. We have a lot of work to do, Zvone and Paolo work 24 hours a day every day. Step by step we have a clear vision of where we want to take the club.
“Obviously, we’ll make mistakes on the road but we know the direction and we know we’ll get there.”