Director General of AC Milan, Ivan Gazidis suffers from throat cancer. In a statement released on Tuesday, the 56-year-old South African announced his wish to remain in office, in parallel with the treatment received to cure the disease.
In a statement released on Tuesday, AC Milan said its chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “Based on a wide range of tests and analyzes, doctors expect him to make a full recovery,” informs the Lombard club about the 56-year-old leader.
Gazidis remains at his post
If he will undergo treatment to heal himself, Ivan Gazidis will remain “operational” for the club and will therefore keep his post with the “full support” of its president Paolo Scaroni and management. “Of course, there is never a good time to be diagnosed with cancer. But I have a very curable form of cancer and a positive diagnosis, Gazidis commented. I have world-class medical expertise and the support from so many loved ones and everyone at the club. I am convinced, based on all the advice, that the cancer will be treated successfully, with a full recovery. “
Passed by Arsenal where he remained almost 10 years between January 2009 and October 2018, Ivan Gazidis was appointed to his post at AC Milan in December 2018. “My diagnosis shows the importance of regular medical examinations, even if you have no symptoms, advised the South African businessman. I encourage people to put their health first and to make sure, even in the daily obligations of life and work, that they undergo regular medical examinations. “
“We have a strong team, both on and off the pitch,” concluded Gazidis, touched by the club’s support. On the sports side, the season promises to be interesting for AC Milan with participation in the next Champions League.
Saturday, Olivier Giroud has also officially committed for two seasons, with the desire to “win titles” and bring his experience, in a training where Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already playing, still present at 39 years old.