AC Milan confirm ex-Arsenal chief Gazidis as CEO

Comments (0)
Getty Images
Having left the Gunners at the end of October, the 54-year-old has finally been officially appointed to the Italian side's board of directors

Former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been officially appointed as AC Milan's new CEO, the Italian club have confirmed.

The 54-year-old left Arsenal at the end of October after a decade in north London, having led an overhaul of the club's structure.

He was officially appointed to the Milan board on Wednesday, though his link-up with the Italian giants has been known ever since his departure from the Gunners.

"It's a great honour to have been chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive," Gazidis said in a video published by the Rossoneri.

"I'd like to assure the club's millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the best job that I can.

"To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work must start now, and it will require team work, both on and off the pitch.

"I'm extremely excited about the opportunities ahead. Although the journey will be challenging, I'm confident that, together, we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs."

A possible reunion with Arsene Wenger had been touted in Italian media as Milan were said to be in talks with the former Arsenal boss.

Article continues below

Although Wenger is looking for a return to management, he denied suggestions he is on his way to San Siro, saying: "The only thing I can say is that it's fake news".

Milan are fourth in Serie A after 14 games, sitting 15 points behind leaders Juventus.