It was almost 30 years ago that Silvio Berlusconi stepped into a compound that was as poorly managed and corrupt as today's North Korea. He saved the historic association and made it bigger than ever. Berlusconi's economic support and commitment to the association made AC Milan the world's most decorated club.
The same Silvio Berlusconi today is a man who has divided Italy into two distinct camps. He ruled the country with an iron fist, but his least dishonest methods has definitely backfired at him. He has been paying more than a third of his net worth in fines, he has been under house arrest and is now doing community service. The man is approaching 80 years of age and is still very much involved in Italian politics.
The latest decision which was mind-blowing is the choice to sack Clarence Seedorf. It was Berlusconi who six months ago pushed to pick out the former midfield general instead of Adriano Galli Anis choice, Filippo Inzaghi. Seedorf was called in and interrupted his still active career. The contract was long and came with a high salary.
The board is said to be unhappy with Seedorf. Parts of the squad is unhappy with Seedorf. The reason is that the Dutchman has done what he wants, gone the way he considers to be the best. He talked, among other things on TV about Milan, while Berlusconi in another channel talking about politics.
Seedorf played 300 matches in Milan as a player. On the pitch he thought like no other, and in the locker room, he was outspoken. Seedorf said what he thought, regardless of who his boss was which is no secret.
Now he'll be fired for it and he does not even communicate with Milan without his lawyers. Berlusconi (and other executives) has now burned one of the clubs greatest players of the modern era. In six months.
Berlusconi needs to leave Milan now to save the club's future as a top club in Europe and Italy.
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