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Rossoneri Round-up for 15 July: Milan ultras show their suppport of Gattuso & Mirabelli

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Milan Ultras have spoken in regards to how they feel about any potential reorganization of the board and of the football staff in charge of the club.

And while the Curva Sud showed their support of Gennaro Gattuso and Massimilian Mirabelli, they were less than thrilled with an appointment of Leonardo.

Their statement said:

We want to clarify our position with regards to the developments of the last few weeks

We are not economists or financial experts, we are ultras, and as such care about our Milan. We simply ask for respect and commitment for this jersey.

We’ve had the chance during pre-season training to reaffirm our support for the team (and anyone who wants to leave should do so as soon as possible), to our great Coach and to Mirabelli, for whom we have great respect and admiration for their transparency and professionalism.

It is beyond doubt that once Mirabelli and Gattuso started working together, we saw that winning mentality that only increases the regrets over the first part of last season

The statement went on to describe Leonardo as one who had “betrayed” Milan, as he once coached rivals Inter Milan. The statement also didn’t mention CEO Marco Fassone, and with him representing the Yonghong Li era in the minds of many Milan supporters, it’s not surprising to see him omitted from any show of support.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Despite interest from other clubs, Leonardo Bonucci should stay at Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

Fiorentina’s 19 year-old keeper Michele Cerofolini has been loaned to Cosenza. [Viola Nation]

Gianluigi Donnarumma now has his high school diploma. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

A look at the week that was for Xolos de Tijuana. [FMF State of Mind]

Belgium beat England 2-0 to grab the third-place trophy at the World Cup. [BBC.com]

Everton beat their preseason friendly opponent ATV Irdning 22-0. No, that’s not a typo. [Royal Blue Mersey]

D.C. United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 in their first game at Audi Field, their new stadium. [Black & Red United]

SBNation picked a World Cup Best XI. [SBNation]