AC Milan general director Adriano Galliani offered executive role at Real Madrid
AC Milan general director Adriano Galliani has confirmed he will leave his post as general manager as soon as the club’s takeover deal goes through. Galliani has been with the Rossoneri for 31 years under the reign of Silvio Berlusconi as his right-hand man.
Galliani oversaw the AC Milan’s years of domination in the the 90’s and early 2000’s.
Galliani has reportedly been offered an executive post at Real Madrid La Gazzetta Della Sport claims, with Florentino Perez getting word of the general manager’s departure and keen to snatch up the veteran general director to oversee Zidane’s time as head coach of the Spanish giants.
"I'm not available to fill any other role," Galliani told Mediaset.
"After 30 years I can only continue as general manager, but nobody has offered me anything. I'm not willing to fill any other role than the one I've always done. You have got to show a bit of respect for my career."
Former Inter Milan general director Marco Fassone, appointed as Galliani’s replacement as general manager of the Rossoneri, will take over the role after the club's takeover is completed by a Chinese group.
Adriano Galliani is also tipped to run for Presidency of the Italian governing body, a position he held from 2002 to 2006 after he refused to accept any other post at the Milan club. Galliani has stated he has an excellent professional relationship with, Marco Fassone, the incoming general manager of AC Milan and will perform his duties to the best of his ability till his last day at the club.
Milan has been transformed a couple of times in Galliani’s time but the recent showings of the club in the past few seasons has not impressed the faithful and the board, who have decided to part ways with the veteran Adriano Galliani.
Milan currently sits in third place, five points off leaders Juventus and a point off second place Roma in the Serie A standings, after their most recent victory against Pescara at the San Siro.
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has revitalised the squad since he took over from Cristian Brocchi as head coach of the Rossoneri, and has lost just three of his matches.
While Milan try hard to regain lost glory on the field with Montella in charge, Galliani will leave his post in the backroom once the takeover is complete, dawning a new era for the club.