The president of AC Milan‘s Association for Minority Shareholders, Giuseppe La Scala has launched a tirade against the club for perceived mismanagement.
This Thursday, April 28, the club will meet to discuss the budget and how the financial year for 2015 progressed but it would appear that all is not well among the Rossoneri hierarchy.
Things are far from rosy on the field of play either, with Cristian Brocchi slumping to his first defeat in charge of the club on Monday as relegated Hellas Verona came from behind to defeat them 2-1.
“I don’t know if there will be a battle in the boardroom but the smaller shareholders are ready to ask a lot of questions,” La Scala told TMW Radio. “At the moment, our capital is laughable.
“We want to make our voices heard at the meeting so we can deal with the management and ownership of the club. We want to know what the strategies and prospects are for the future.
“[President Silvio] Berlusconi doesn’t realise that time has now passed and the management of the club is inadequate for the current climate. It is inconceivable that, in this time, we don’t talk about a different project.
“We are also following the news regarding any potential sale [of the club] or negotiation but only serious ones, unlike that of Mr Bee and his consortium.”
The recent sacking of Sinisa Mihajlovic, to be replaced by Cristian Brocchi, also sums up the current disconnect between the club and supporters, according to La Scala.
“The club knew that the fans were against it,” he added. “Brocchi is the least guilty of all concerned though. However, I think bringing Mihajlovic back now would be foolish, just as it was foolish to get rid of him in the first place.
“Hopefully the Coppa Italia will leave a beautiful memory of the season for us though as beating Juventus would be nice.”
Strong words from La Scala, but I cannot disagree with them. Football is changing and Milan and Berlusconi seem stuck in the past. They cannot spend their way out of this mess like they could in the past. Instead they need to rebuild their academy and stick with a long-term plan instead of firing managers every time the seasons change. All that does is slow the progress and leave Milan further behind champions Juventus.