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Thursday March 28 2019
Mirabelli: I beat Raiola

Ex-Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli claims he will go down in history as the only person to have ‘beaten’ Mino Raiola.

Mirabelli was Milan’s sporting director when Donnarumma signed his last contract in the summer of 2017, although it was not without controversy as Raiola regularly threatened to find a new club for the goalkeeper.

“Donnarumma’s renewal with Milan was a masterstroke. We didn’t pay any commission,” he told Libero.

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Tuesday March 19 2019
Mirabelli: Inter too soft on Icardi

Massimiliano Mirabelli believes Inter have been too soft on Mauro Icardi. “I wouldn’t have let him step foot at San Siro either.”

Mirabelli knows Icardi well, having been Inter’s chief scout before he became Milan’s sporting director in the summer of 2017, although the 49-year-old is currently out of work.

“In my opinion, it’s true that Inter played well and always had a two-goal advantage, but I saw a Milan side who did well,” he told Sportitalia, referring to Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina.

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Tuesday March 19 2019
Mirabelli: Disappointed in Calha

Former Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli admits he has been left ‘a bit disappointed’ by Hakan Calhanoglu but insists Suso ‘can’t be questioned’.

Calhanoglu was one of Mirabelli’s big-money buys at Milan in the summer of 2017, but the attacking midfielder is generally considered to have performed below expectations at San Siro.

“Calhanoglu? I’m a bit disappointed in him. He had a good game on Sunday, but overall I expected more from him,” Mirabelli told Sportitalia.

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Saturday March 9 2019
Mirabelli on Gattuso, Milan and Icardi

Massimiliano Mirabelli claims Milan’s Chinese patrons “almost fainted when I chose Gennaro Gattuso,” while Mauro Icardi “relies too much on Wanda.”

The director spoke to Radio Deejay this morning about his time working with former Rossoneri President Yonghong Li, who defaulted on loan repayments, before the club was effectively repossessed by Elliott Management.

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Thursday March 7 2019
'Chinese wanted Gattuso gone'

Massimiliano Mirabelli claims Li Yonghong wanted to sack Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso last season, whereas ‘I tried to defend him in every way.’

Gattuso found himself under early pressure at Milan and Mirabelli - the club’s then-sporting director - admitted things almost came to a head after the Rossoneri’s 3-0 defeat to Verona in December 2017.

“The Chinese pressed to get rid of Rino, whom I tried to defend in every way,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I tried to support him too.”

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Tuesday February 26 2019
Mirabelli: 'Believe in Gattuso'

Former Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli feels vindicated in picking Gennaro Gattuso and reveals failed negotiations for Lazio stars Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The ex-director of sport is the man who pushed hard for Gattuso to be promoted from the Primavera youth team job in November 2017 when Vincenzo Montella was sacked.

“I am convinced this young Milan will go far over the next few years,” Mirabelli told RMC Sport radio.

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Sunday February 10 2019
Monchi out, Mirabelli in?

Il Messaggero newspaper claims if Monchi leaves Roma, he’ll be replaced by former Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli.

There have been repeated reports of clubs trying to poach ex-Sevilla transfer guru, including Arsenal and Manchester United.

According to the Rome-based newspaper, if Monchi does walk away, the Giallorossi are planning to bring in Mirabelli.

The director of sport became famous during his brief spell at Milan, where he worked alongside Marco Fassone under Yonghong Li.

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Sunday December 30 2018
Fassone suing Milan for €30m

Former Milan director Marco Fassone is reportedly suing the club for €30m in damages for unfair dismissal.

The ex-CEO has taken legal action against the Rossoneri and the matter is in the initial stages, but more details are beginning to emerge.

According to La Repubblica, Fassone’s lawyers are asking for €30m in various damages and missed earnings.

Fassone was the key figure in Yonghong Li’s failed administration, along with director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
Mirabelli: 'CR7 and Auba at Milan'

Former Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli reiterated he had a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Yonghong Li’s exit was “absurd.”

The ex-director of sport under the Yonghong Li era, which ended with default on a loan and passage of the club to US hedge fund Elliott Management, spoke to TeleLombardia about his experiences.

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Saturday December 1 2018
Gattuso welcomes Gazidis to Milan

Gennaro Gattuso welcomes new Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis and confirms they tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. “I hope to improve as a Coach and count to 10.”

The Rossoneri take on Parma on Sunday at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Today new CEO Gazidis visited the training ground and had lunch with the Coach, directors Leonardo and Paolo Maldini.

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