AC Milan CEO Gazidis diagnosed with throat cancer
Milan (AFP) – AC Milan general manager Ivan Gazidis has been diagnosed with throat cancer but hopes to make a full recovery, the Italian club announced on Tuesday.
“Our CEO, Ivan Gazidis, has been diagnosed with throat cancer,” the club said in a statement.
“Based on an extensive series of tests and analyzes, doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
“Ivan will remain operational during the necessary treatment in specialized clinics.”
Born in South Africa, Gazidis joined Milan in 2018 after nine years with Premier League club Arsenal, where he made a radical change in the management structure of the Emirates Stadium.
“Of course, there is never a right time for a cancer diagnosis,” Gazidis, 56, said in a statement.
“But I have a very curable form of cancer and a positive diagnosis.
“I have world-class medical expertise and the support of so many loved ones and everyone at the Club, and I am confident, based on all of the advice, that the cancer will be treated successfully, with a full recovery. .
“My diagnosis shows the importance of regular check-ups, even if you don’t have symptoms.
Seven-time European Cup winners Milan return to the Champions League next season after a seven-year absence after finishing runner-up in Serie A in the last campaign.
“We have a strong team, both on and off the pitch,” Gazidis said.
“I have full confidence in their ability to move our Club forward in the weeks to come. See you soon and always Forza Milan.