Milan President Silvio Berlusconi admits the club “needs to be looked after at the moment.”
The patron hit the headlines this week when he was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud, but it was reduced to one year due to a legal loophole and he won’t actually have to serve any time until the lengthy appeals process has concluded.
“I wanted to dedicate myself to a football club that needs to be looked after at the moment,” he said in a Press conference.
“As you know, aside from politics I also deal with the Luigi Berlusconi Foundation, whose mission it is to build hospitals for children around the world.
“I will have to spread my attention around all these different directions, because I intend to dedicate most of my time to my country and continuing the process of modernisation and change.”
Some of Berlusconi’s recent legal problems have seen him hit with huge fines, which some suggest is the reason Milan have had to tighten their belts recently.
This week former Prime Minister Berlusconi also announced that he would not be running for office again.