The president of Milan Paolo Scaroni in an interview with Corriere della Sera tried to explain the reasons for the separation of the Rossoneri from Paolo Maldini: “All of us, and especially I, have always had excellent relations with Paolo Maldini, who is a gentleman, a person attached to Milan and who has done well at Milan. However, we follow a somewhat innovative model, at least for Italy, of club management: we work as a team.”
Many Milan fans are wondering about the farewell of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara from the Rossoneri club. The property’s decision took many and the president by surprise Paolo Scaroni tries to explain the reasons from the pages of Corriere della Sera: “All of us, and especially me, have always had excellent relations with Paolo Maldini, who is a gentleman, a person attached to Milan and who has done well for Milan. However, we follow a somewhat innovative model, at least for Italy, of club management, which leads us to consider all our activities as collegiate: we work in teams. It is an organizational model that is very dear to our shareholder who, let us remember, is a sports specialist who boasts successes in his activities, so when he suggests something to us we pay great attention, because we think it brings innovations. In this organization we had the impression that Paolo felt uncomfortable, and when you are uncomfortable it is better to separate. I’ll give you an example that concerns myself. I was very dedicated to the stadium theme, so much so that there were those who called me “Stadioni” and not Scaroni. True, but I mostly did it during the Elliott years. When RedBird arrived, which has experts who have built stadiums all over the world, it came natural for me to join the team and lose that independent role. It’s a bit like what should have happened for the technical area”.
It is inevitable to understand after the farewell of Maldini and Massara, who will make the transfer market? “It will be in the hands of a team that integrates different skills, with the ad Giorgio Furlani which also has the sports area to coordinate, together with professionals such as Geoffrey Moncada and coach Pioli: we expect you to have your say in these choices. In addition to the international experts of RedBird. New entries? Not at the moment. Today’s Milan, who won the Scudetto and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, I think are more attractive”. of the others (200 million), someone will say not always well, but our shareholders have allowed us to form a strong team and we will continue along this path together. I think we will have to make some sales, and conclude some important acquisitions: we are ambitious. RedBird and we all want Milan to continue this growth. I don’t forget that I started being president at a dramatic moment. You will remember that I always said that we had two mountains to climb, the recovery of the accounts and the sporting results. Now we’re not at the top, but we’ve come a long way, indeed I would say that in Italy we are among those who have done the most. We want to continue to scale, always keeping in mind that more revenues lead to more investments for the sports area and more sporting successes bring more revenues: a virtuous circle to set in motion”.