Ivan Gazidis hailed ‘a new era’ after being officially appointed as chief executive of AC Milan.
Gazidis left Arsenal in September after spending 10 years in the same role in north London.
During that time he oversaw two FA Cup wins in 2014 and 2015, as well as the departure of long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in May 2018.
Of his appointment, Gazidis said:
‘It’s a great honour to have be chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive.
‘I would 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 very best job that I can.
‘To achieve what we all want for this great club the hard work must start now.’
AC Milan are currently fourth in Serie A but sit 15 points behind leaders Juventus and last won the league in 2011.
The club released a video showing the 54-year-old taking a tour of the San Siro and being introduced to people at the club, including manager Gennaro Gattuso.
Gazidis continued: ‘It will require teamwork both on and off the pitch. I am extremely excited about the opportunities ahead and although the journey will be challenging I am confident that together we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs. Forza Milan.’