AC Milan have announced they’ve appointed two new men to Ivan Gazidis’ management team.
Gazidis, formerly of Arsenal, is working to improve and modernise the Italian club’s off pitch activities and these appointments are in line with that.
Casper Stylsvig has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer. He’s held the same position at Fulham, having moved to the club in May 2016.
Before Fulham, Stylsvig had previously worked at Manchester United and Barcelona, tasked with securing sponsorship opportunities for the clubs.
When announcing he’d joined them, Fulham made it clear he’d be responsible for ‘all off-field revenue streams’.
Milan’s official statement explains Stylsvig will be responsible for driving sales and increasing revenue.
James Murray had been Head of Business Strategy at the Gunners.
Arsenal started advertising for this position in November 2018, but didn’t make it clear Murray was set for a quick exit.
At Milan he’s expected to ‘develop and drive all strategic objectives of the club as it moves into a new era’.
Ivan Gazidis is quoted as saying: “On behalf of the Board and the entire AC Milan community, I welcome James and Casper to the club. They both are outstanding leaders with high-level skills and deep knowledge of football environment. Together with our existing team, they will help drive the club forward, with the excellence and passion that this great club deserves.”