Former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani claims that one of his biggest regrets was with Carlos Tevez not joining AC Milan when he was at the club. AC Milan were under the control of former Italian president Silvio Berlusconi before it was sold to Asian investors.
This brought an end to a 30-year regime at the club and it also saw the departure of Galliani. Galliani was famously responsible for procuring a number of deals throughout his time at the club, but he says that his biggest regret would be to not bring Carlos Tevez to the San Siro.
The former Manchester City striker ended up joining Juventus where he spent a couple of years before returning to Argentine football. Regarded as one of the best attacking players from Argentina in recent years, Tevez has been able to make his name at various clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, West Ham, and Juventus. He has also been extremely good for the Argentine national team before the switch in favour of Lionel Messi. Galliani also spoke deeply about the possibility of hiring Leonardo as the AC Milan coach and it is something that never happened. However, the pair have been working together at lower league outfit Monza.
“I’ve been busy in January, bringing in 16 new players and selling 14. I was born and raised in Monza, went to see this team as a child, so I’ve always been a fan. I said no to a thousand clubs, but I have such infinite affection for Monza. I don’t get paid here, it’s all done out of passion. I speak to Leonardo often, as we are friends, but I’m sure he doesn’t need my advice on the transfer market. Carlitos Tevez is the regret, as we were so close,” said Galliani about his biggest regrets from his time at Milan.