Adriano Galliani recounts the moment when something went wrong with Milan, why Mino Raiola was generous with Gianluigi Donnarumma, and why Carols Tevez regrets it.
The present CEO of Silvio Berlusconi’s other club, Monza, in Serie C was the former vice-president.
Galliani said, “Let’s not beat around the bush, Milan fall down after the sale of the big stars,”
Talking about the 2012 exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva towards PSG.
“ It’s our own fault, as we wanted to win the Coppa Italia and strained Thiago Silva too much“ We won the Scudetto in 2010-11 and came close in 2011-12, but lost it towards the end.. If we hadn’t played him in the semi-final, it might’ve gone differently.
“Of course, if we’d signed Tevez then we definitely would’ve won the Scudetto in 2012. I was dreaming of a front line with Ibrahimovic and Tevez, but that’s football, it didn’t happen.”
There were two questions Galliani declined to answer: did Marco van Basten send an ultimatum to coach Arrigo Sacchi and are Juventus favored by referees?
“I plead the fifth.”
He twice had the chance to take Donnarumma away from Milan as a free agent, but he didn’t do it.”
“I always worked well with Raiola. It’s true, he received a lot of commission, but always behaved fairly with me.
Galliani is a devoted friend of Agent Raiola and has safeguarded the man who represents the Donnarumma.