Monday August 11 2014
Galliani on Tavecchio and Cerci

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has praised the ‘togetherness’ shown by the different Italian Leagues when voting in Carlo Tavecchio as FIGC President.

The controversial 71-year-old, despite his past comments about limiting the number of African players in Italian football, has this afternoon been elected as the head of calcio’s governing body.

“Virtually all of the teams from Serie A, Serie B, Lega Pro and Serie D voted for Carlo Tavecchio, as it was decided at their respective summits,” Galliani told reporters.

“The important thing is the togetherness of the various Leagues in taking this decision. It’s the first time in 30 years that I have seen this togetherness.”

Galliani also briefly commented on Milan’s main transfer target this summer, Torino’s Alessio Cerci.

“Have I spoken to Cairo about Cerci? Not today, but we will talk about him.”