Thursday March 29 2012
Berlusconi officially Milan President

Silvio Berlusconi has now officially taken back the role of President at Milan that he had to give up due to conflict of interests in 2008.

The media magnate bought the club in 1986 when it was on the verge of bankruptcy and took the Rossoneri to become the side with the most trophies in the world.

He had to resign as President in 2008 when becoming Prime Minister of Italy, but now that he has resigned from that political role, Berlusconi is again free to take control.

“President Silvio Berlusconi has returned to His club,” wrote a Milan statement this evening.

“The Board of Directors today nominated him Honorary President.”

Effectively Berlusconi was still in charge of Milan, although he left the day to day running of the club to Vice-President and general manager Adriano Galliani.

He recently confirmed his desire to come back to a regular role in football by attending the Parma-Milan match at the Stadio Tardini, the first time he’d been in the stands for an away game since the 2007 Champions League Final in Athens.

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