Friday February 21 2020
Mirabelli: 'We knew who was in charge at Milan'

Former Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli has lambasted the current Rossoneri regime, “when I was there, we knew who was in charge.”

Mirabelli was director of sport for Milan for just over a year, following Li Yonghong’s takeover of the club from Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017.

However Mirabelli was ousted from the club in the summer of 2018 when it was repossessed by Elliott Management group after Li Yonghong defaulted on a €300m loan to the American group.

Speaking to, Mirabelli poured scorn on the current hierarchy at the club.

“When I was there we knew who was in charge,” Mirabelli told the website.

“There was no confusion and the results were there. We went into the Europa League, we came close to getting into the Champions League, and made it into the final of the Coppa Italia against Juventus.

“The regret is that we didn’t have time, I hope that now the directors continue the work I started.

“A new revolution would be wrong, rumours destabilise the environment and Stefano Pioli is not allowed to work quietly.”

Milan signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January in a bid to turn the Rossoneri’s season around.

“Ibra has undoubtedly given something important, even to young people who saw him perhaps only in sticker albums.

“However, I would not like it to only be a momentary thing. The weight cannot go entirely on the shoulders of a 38-year-old, albeit a champion.”

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