Ivan Gazidis left his role as Arsenal Chief Executive this week after agreeing a new role at AC Milan. Gazidis, who helped appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement, said that the decision to leave the Gunners was “the hardest of my life.”
Gazidis who had been at the club for 10 years continued to say: “change and succession is not only inevitable for a club like Arsenal – it is necessary.”
The departure of Gazidis has led to a reshuffle of staff, Raul Sanllehi the former head of football relations has now been appointed head of football. Whilst Vinai Venkatesham moves from chief commercial officer to managing director.
In July AC Milan were bought out by US hedge fund, Elliott. The buyout was a result of Milan’s Chinese owners, Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, failing to repay the clubs debt. Read all about it here.