What are the real reasons for the fall of AC Milan Italian club?
Arab Eurosport team
April 10, 2020
We are anxiously awaiting for Milan to return to the way it was before, the club of championships and achievements and not the club of continuous defeats as it happens in the recent period, who is a club Its history is full of accomplishments, to a team that is already suffering from successive crises that may overthrow it at any moment. What is the reason for this fall?
We start with a success story
The date of February 20, 1986 was a defining moment in the history of Milan, when Silvio Berlusconi entered the bank’s rescue line from bankruptcy and buying his shares, after a very critical period that the club lived on the financial and technical levels.
The team had fallen to the second degree in 1980 after the famous “Totonero” scandal, and was punished by playing in the second degree for the first time in its history, which led to the emigration of many of its stars and the start of an acute economic crisis in the club, affecting the team’s qualification to the first class and then the fall From new to second.
With Berlusconi, the club has regained much of its health and started a missile rise, with the former Italian prime minister contracting the Dutch national team stars Rijkaard, Gullit and Van Basten, in addition to the emerging Italian talents of the youth of the team, Maldini, Parisi, Costacorta and Donadoni.
Milan did not need more than one season under Berlusconi and managing the rookie coach at the time, Arrigo Sacchi to return to the domestic coronation by winning the Italian League title in the 1987-1988 season, and the glory continued in the team with the European Cup title in two consecutive seasons, in 1989 and 1990, after more 20 years since the team’s last title.
The success of Milan continued during the reign of Berlusconi, the team won between 1992 and 1996 the Italian League four times, including 3 in a row, and reached the Champions League final for two seasons in a row (1993 and 1994), and won the title at the expense of Barcelona in 1994 in the final match that It ended with a clean quadruple.
After a period of relegation following the departure of coach Fabio Capello, Milan returned to the Coronet and won the Italian League 1998-99 season, the season which has been 100 months since the club was founded.
Milan’s success continued with coach Carlo Ancelotti at the turn of the third millennium, reaching the Champions League final 3 times and the team won the title in 2003 and 2007, as well as winning the Club World Cup in 2007.
The beginning of the fall
Milan’s journey with the glories seems to have stopped, after winning the Champions League in 2007, the team began to fall, especially with the name linked to the scandal “Calcioopoli” where he deducted from the team 8 points in the 2006-2007 season.
In the 2010-2011 season, Milan won its last title in the Italian league led by coach Massimiliano Alegre, after which the team entered a dark tunnel that did not come out of it until the hour, so the club contracted with some of its former stars to take over the leadership of the team and all these experiences were unsuccessful in addition to the absence of big deals And entering the club acute financial crisis.
What are the causes of the fall?
Milan was greatly affected by the economic crisis that hit the world in 2008, something that emerged later when Berlusconi decided to enter the Italian general elections in 2013, with his advisors advising to reduce his expenses on the football club, which could have a very negative impact on his campaign.
Milan club suffered a lot of corruption by its president, which caused a lawsuit for Berlusconi’s tax evasion in 2013, resulting in a 560 million euro lawsuit against the club’s big investors, which made the team’s financial stability something forgotten.
Milan sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain in a very difficult stage for the team, titled Administrative Corruption with Empty Treasury.
After four years of confusion, Berlusconi finally decided to abandon the club and sell it for 740 million euros to an unidentified Chinese investor.
The Chinese investor spent 200 million euros in the first transfer market, but the club soon fell again to his debt to the company of “Elliot” American after the Chinese investor borrowed 300 million euros to complete his acquisition of the club completely, with his failure to return this amount to take over the American company on The club.
11 players were contracted in one go in 2017, but the team failed to qualify for the Champions League, to make the situation worse, but the company is witnessed to make many attempts to try to save the club, but it did not succeed until this hour.
The former star of the team, Paolo Maldini, was appointed supervisor of the club’s football sector as the coach, a position that is categorized in Europe as a technical matter rather than a coach with almost no possibilities, which made Maldini’s task difficult.
Milan does not achieve net profits, and its losses increased by 16 percent to 146 million euros (162 million dollars), compared to 126 million euros for the same period in the previous year in 2019, according to Italian press reports.
The club’s absence from European football had an impact on trade and sponsors, as income from sponsors decreased by 6.7 million euros and ticket sales decreased by 1.2 million euros.
The revenue from selling the players, in turn, decreased from 42 million euros to 25 million euros, and despite the American company pumping approximately 325 million euros, the club is still suffering greatly.
Milan currently occupies seventh place before the championships stopped, at a time suffering from a penalty due to fair financial play. Can we restore Milan’s previous image or is the topic closer to a dream?