Baresi has been a vital part of the Rossoneri system as a player and as an ambassador over the past five or so decades.
AC Milan chairman Paolo Scaroni said: “I am happy to give Franco Baresi a more prominent role at the Club. I am pleased to announce it on this date, 28th October, which marks the anniversary of his last Rossoneri appearance in 1997. This appointment shows once again AC Milan’s connection with its glorious past, but it is also a strong signal that the Club is committed to building a great future by embracing its legendary tradition, which Franco perfectly represents.”
Upon being named Honorary Vice-President, Franco Baresi commented: “I wish to thank the Club, our Chairman Paolo Scaroni and our Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis for this new role. I’m truly honoured and proud to be named Honorary Vice-President of the Club where I spent my entire career as a player and where I then started my managerial career. I am happy that AC Milan has chosen me to contribute to the future of this glorious Club, the great AC Milan.”