AC Milan have today announced that they are parting ways with Sporting Director, Massimiliano Mirabelli. This news follows CEO Marco Fassone’s dismissal and of course, Milan’s takeover by Elliott Management. New CEO, Paolo Scaroni met with Mirabelli and informed him of Elliott’s decision earlier today.
This was always coming. Under the previous regime, Milan spent a grotesque sum of money and barely achieved anything of note. Despite a ‘feelgood’ atmosphere developing, and Gennaro Gattuso pushing the club onwards, Milan did not meet the expectations that were laid out with such an enormous transfer budget. Mirabelli’s dismissal, along with Fassone’s is a natural step for Elliott and Scaroni, who are currently in the process of reorganising the club. It’ll be a new look Milan for 18/19 - again.
Mirabelli made a point of thanking Milan and the fans of the club - but he could not ensure that his team took the chances that they needed to, to return to the pinnacle of Italian football.
Elliott will eventually pass Milan onto the hands of a new owner, and that requires change en-masse to ensure the club is a valuable asset, and not one heaping in debts and corruption.