The soon-to-be new owners of AC Milan, the Sino-Europe Sports Investment Management Changing (Or, Chinese consortium for short) have set out their replacement for current/outgoing CEO Adriano Galliani. The new replacement? Marco Fassone, who has had stints at Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan in marketing and general managerial roles.
In a statement released in China, the group said "Marco Fassone will be the new general manager and executive director of Milan, once the transfer of the ownership is complete”. They then went on to list the various roles that Fassone has held prior to taking up his position at Milan.
Fassone was the marketing manager in Turin for Juve in 2003, before being appointed executive director for stadium, marketing and sales. He moved to Napoli in 2010 to become the general manger, and finally went onto Inter Milan between 2012 and September 2015.
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Fassone also confirmed the appointment via text to Reuters, saying "I confirm that after the closing (of the deal) I will be chief executive and director general of AC Milan," He will also act in an advisory role for the Sino-Europe Sports group in the coming months.
The sale of the club is set to be finalised by the end of 2016.