NEWS
Thursday May 21 2020
Fassone: 'Milan needed quality not quantity'

Former Milan director Marco Fassone admits to regrets over the Rossoneri experience with Yonghong Li. ‘We should’ve focused on quality more than quantity.’

He was CEO of the Rossoneri from April 2017 to July 2018, covering the period that Yonghong Li owned the club, but the President defaulted on a loan repayment and Elliott Management repossessed the side.

“Let’s just say that the experience could’ve ended differently,” Fassone told Calciomercato.com.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Tuesday April 21 2020
Fassone prefers 'two stadiums' in Milan

Milan and Inter are currently collaborating to build a new stadium, but former Rossoneri CEO Marco Fassone has claimed the city should have two grounds.

The two clubs have discussed the possibilities of building a new stadium in the fashion capital but Fassone feels one of the two should remain at San Siro to separate the sides.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Tuesday April 21 2020
Fassone: 'Disappointed in the Lega'

Former Milan director Marco Fassone agrees somewhat with Monza CEO Adriano Galliani, claims UEFA must scrap FFP this year and feels the chaos in the Lega Serie A repels potential foreign investors.

The former Rossoneri CEO works as a consultant for the investors in football and has sided with Galliani’s proposal of playing next season in a calendar year, resuming the current campaign after the summer.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

BLOG ITALIA
Sunday March 8 2020
Milan a dysfunctional family

Zvonimir Boban's sacking is just the tip of the iceberg, as Vijay Rahaman looks into the utter chaos that is the current Milan management.

AC Milan has always prided itself on being a "family club", but right now this legendary sporting institution is tearing itself apart, taking valuable attention away from on-field issues that still need fixing.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Wednesday January 8 2020
Han Li: 'Trust nobody at Milan'

Former Milan executive director David Han Li revealed what happened behind the scenes with Yonghong Li and Elliott Management. “The nightmare was real. We don’t trust anyone now.”

The entire affair caused immense confusion, as after purchasing the club from Silvio Berlusconi in May 2017 only to effectively have their holding company repossessed for failing to meet payments on a loan to hedge fund Elliott Management.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Tuesday December 3 2019
Fassone: 'Milan wanted Ibrahimovic'

Former Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals they had already tried to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while praising Gennaro Gattuso’s performances.

His tenure was short-lived under Yonghong Li and he was axed along with director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli after the club was essentially repossessed by Elliot Management for unpaid loans.

“We had also suggested getting Ibrahimovic, and spoke to Mino Raiola at the time, but then we opted against it,” revealed Fassone on Tuttomercatoweb Radio.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Sunday August 25 2019
Boban: 'Milan logic, not fireworks'

Milan director Zvonimir Boban warns “it will take time, with logical choices rather than fireworks, but we will get back to the top. A low profile is not a lack of ambition.”

Former player Boban quit his job with FIFA to join Paolo Maldini and Ivan Gazidis in running the Rossoneri after chaotic spells under Marco Fassone, Massimiliano Mirabelli and Leonardo.

“It’ll take time, with logical choices rather than the pointless fireworks we saw in recent years, but we will get back to the top,” he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Thursday August 1 2019
Fassone: 'Bonucci mistake, CR7 interested'

Ex-Milan CEO Marco Fassone confessed signing Leonardo Bonucci “was a mistake” and that Cristiano Ronaldo was open to joining them, but defended his choices.

The director was at the helm during Yonghong Li’s brief and doomed experience in charge, before the Chinese patron defaulted on loans and the club was repossessed by US hedge fund Elliott Management.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Thursday August 1 2019
Fassone: 'Yonghong underestimated Milan'

Former Milan CEO Marco Fassone insists Yonghong Li “underestimated the task of repaying the loan, but the final balance was ultimately positive.”

Fassone was placed in charge when Chinese businessman Yonghong Li purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for €740m, ending a 30-year reign, and continued to reassure fans that there were no financial problems.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow

NEWS
Monday June 24 2019
Revealed: Milan's Fassone settlement

Marco Fassone has reportedly walked away from Milan with €4m – less than half he was hoping for.

Fassone officially ended his legal action against Milan over the weekend, and Il Sole 24 Ore claims he reached a settlement worth €4m.

Although less than the €30m that was being bandied about, the newspaper notes the CEO was requesting €10m.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow