Ivan Gazidis joined today as new CEO of AC Milan and has immediately brought someone along with him. He has hired Geoffrey Moncada, former head scout of AS Monaco to take up the reins as the new Head of Scouting of a new-look AC Milan.
Elliott Management have revolutionised the Milan front office since taking over the club, with Maldini, Leonardo and Scaroni taking over their respective roles earlier in the year. Speculation was rife about who would be Milan’s new CEO, Roma’s Umberto Gandini or Arsenal’s Ivan Gazidis. Paul Singer seems to have chosen Gazidis to head his attempt at making Milan a profitable, successful club once again.
Moncada arrives after spending six and a half years at the Monegasque club, 4 as a video analyst and 2 and a half as a head scout. He’s renowned for being one of the best video analysts in the world, spearheading the discovery of many talents over the years. It is said that he had a role in discovering superstars such as PSG’s Kylian Mbappé, Atlético Madrid’s Thomas Lemar, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho, and Manchester City duo Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.
This should excite Rossoneri tifosi worldwide, as it is a signal of intent, that Milan will now try to discover talent more instead of having to pay the premium after they have broken out.