Ivan Gazidis steps down at Arsenal and will join AC Milan

By Haruna Mubarak
Ivan Gazidis steps down at Arsenal and will join AC Milan
Ivan Gazidis steps down at Arsenal and will join AC Milan

Ivan Gazidis has decided to leave Arsenal and will join AC Milan as their new CEO.

Raul Sanllehi, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona last year as the club’s head of football relations, will now lead the Gunners alongside Vinai Venkatesham, who has been their chief commercial officer.

Gazidis has been Arsenal’s chief executive for nearly 10 years and oversaw the appointment of Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor this summer.

The 53-year-old will officially resign at Arsenal on October 31. ‘It has been a pleasure working with Ivan,’ Josh Kroenke, the son of Arsenal’s owner Stan Kroenke, said in a statement.

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‘We will miss the wisdom, insight and energy he brought to our club on a daily basis over the past decade. ‘We are confident we have outstanding people in Raul and Vinai, and we look forward to working with them and coach Unai Emery to continue to move the club forward on and off the pitch."

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Arsenal’s club chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: ‘Ivan has led Arsenal with skill and dedication and leaves us in a strong position. ‘The club has been transformed and he has recruited talented people, such as Raul, Vinai and of course Unai Emery, who will take us to future success.’

Source: metro.co.uk

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