Vice-President Adriano Galliani is on the verge of ending his love affair with Italian giants Milan, reports suggest.
Galliani, a loyal servant to President Silvio Berlusconi and the club’s CEO, is heading for the exit after the emergence of Barbara Berlusconi at San Siro.
Barbara, daughter of Silvio, will reportedly take control of the day-to-day running of the outfit from next summer after raising doubts about the club’s present direction.
However, a change could take place sooner given the breakdown in relationship between Barbara and Galliani.
“I’ve received a severe blow to my reputation and I won’t stay here to burn on a slow fire,” Galliani is quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera.
The Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere dello Sport claim Galliani will wait eight days for the club to facilitate his exit – with a substantial pay-off – or he’ll simply resign.
Galliani, 69, first dealt with Berlusconi back in 1979 when he was involved in the television industry.
His entry into the world of football came as Vice-President of Monza from 1984. Two years later he joined Milan.