Gennaro Gattuso couldn't hide his anger concerning the latest AC Milan shake-up, which saw club owner Slyvio Berlusconi's daughter take joint position with sporting director Adriano Gilliani.
"For someone like Galliani there should be more respect. I can't really see women in football. I don't like to say it, but that's how it is," said Gattuso, as reported by Reuters, via BBC.
Barbara Berlusconi has reportedly suggested the club needed a "new business plan" in the wake of AC Milan's disastrous start of the new season.
She pointed to the absence of a modern scouting network, which other clubs used, and questioned the club's transfer policy and particularly the expenditure.
"I have never asked the CEO to be changed," explained Berlusconi, quoted by gazzetta.it.
"In the numerous phone conversations with my father after the Fiorentina defeat I simply called for a change in the business philosophy of AC Milan."
Galliani has been Milan's CEO for 13 years, but the Rossoneri are closer to relegation than glory, with the side now sitting 16 points away from the Champions League zone and only one defeat away from dropping into the bottom three.
Gennaro Gattuso spent 13 years at AC Milan featuring in the Champions League winning teams of 2004 and 2007 as well as two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia.
He has since moved into management, but was fired from the Swiss FC Sion and Palermo this year.
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