AC Milan appointed former player and coach Leonardo as their new sporting director
AC Milan made the announcement a day after dismissing Massimiliano Mirabelli, with the club undergoing drastic changes since Elliott Management took over the club
Leonardo joined Milan in 1997 after winning the World Cup with Brazil in 1994. He went on to spend five seasons as a Rossoneri player, winning Serie A and the Italian Cup. He returned as coach in 2009 for one season.
The 48-year-old Leonardo was also sporting director at Paris Saint-Germain from 2010-13.
“The return of Leonardo … is another step forward on our path to success,” Milan chairman Paolo Scaroni said.
“Leonardo’s appointment is another sign of Elliott’s commitment to bring in world-class and experienced leaders, who know what it takes to restore AC Milan to greatness,” Scaroni added.