To Corriere della Sera. “That’s also what happens in society. When I was a kid, because I was so scarce, I’d say that when I grew up I wanted to be the boss of Monza”
DB Monza 10/23/2021 – Serie A Championship / Monza Cittadella / Daniele Bova / Image Sport Pictured: Adriano Galliani
Surely three defeats in three matches was not enough because Adriano Galliani He lost his enthusiasm, close to 110 years of Monza history «of which 70 – he says condor – I can say that I tried them myself in different forms. ” He – he says – tells the story of “a small town that took care of a small business, then moved to the big city where he achieved success and eventually returned to his home village.” He reveals it to Corriere della Sera. This is an excerpt from the interview published by Al-Youm newspaper.
“I remember when in January 2019 I was in the stands in MEDA for the derby with Renate. 5 degrees below zero and about twenty spectators in the stadium. But I, who had been obsessed with bringing Monza to Serie A, knew that the way to get there also went through the regional Lega Pro fields. Now facing the first leg in Rome is a source of pride.”
His connection to Monza.
“You have to understand that the association with this company has long roots. I started following Monza as a child when I was five years old: my mother Annamaria passed on her passion for me. He was a relative of the lawyer Gaetano Chisiri, the president of the club in those years. I worked in her studio and at a time when women weren’t interested in football, she took me to the stadium. I lost her when I wasn’t 15 and she wasn’t even 40. It was a huge pain, as Monza’s leadership into Serie A was closing a circle. When I was a kid, since I rarely played football, when they asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I answered “Monza boss”. I could tell thousands of stories about travels made in the 1960s. I remember the trip to Florence in Buritana for a safe playoff. We leave on a shabby bus at 4am, and arrive in Florence when the game is already in the second half. It ends 0-0, we save ourselves and get back on the road to get back to Monza at 4 am.”
Can Monza ruin your image as a successful manager?
“In the meantime, I am not just a football manager. In my life I have been an entrepreneur, I have worked at Mediaset, at Fininvest. Football is my passion ».
With the victory of the center-right, do you accept the Ministry of Sports?
“No, Monza is my last dance.”
“It is the greatest achievement we have achieved, I often repeat this to the president. We took a club that was in D five years ago and brought it to A. Milan, before we came, had already won the Champions Cup twice. Of the twenty teams in Category A we are the only ones who participated for the first time ».
“Yes, the most recent one is: ‘It took us 110 years to go to the first division, we can’t take 12 months to go back to the second division.’”
He never wanted Icardi.
“The great hero we thought, as the president said in recent days, turned down the offer, is Dybala. I had invited the agents to my house, but the player preferred the club that plays for cups.”
“Yes, but compared to what it was thirty years ago, the mechanism of promotions and relegations makes grades crumble. Of the twenty teams, four go to the Champions League with access to a large slice of resources (UEFA allows 2 billion for 32 clubs), two in the Europa League where revenue is lower, one in conference, ten are saved and three are relegated. To avoid slipping into B by seeing 70% of the trading volume disappear, you are spending more than you can afford. And with fair financial play, the gap will only widen: as it happens in society, the middle class will disappear, and there will be only rich and poor.”
“Alcohol enthusiast. Twitter ninja. Tv lover. Falls down a lot. Hipster-friendly coffee geek.”