Meet Barcelona's newest Director: Ariedo Braida

After the departure of Andoni Zubizarreta, Barcelona announced the arrival of Ariedo Braida. Mina Rzouki outlines what we can expect from Milan’s ex-director...

At Milan, a club once renowned for their gloss and glamour and high octane atmosphere, Ariedo Braida dulled the crass shine of the nouveau riche with old fashioned elegance. By contrast to those he associated with, the director was eloquent, sincere and renowned for his etiquette - a quality that made the difference in a working class sport that had begun to gorge itself on excessive wealth. He still cared to listen, to lend a helping hand and for that, great players such as Marco van Basten and Andriy Shevchenko arrived, helping to create an outstanding Milan.

Fundamental in constructing the sides deployed by one of Europe’s greatest teams, Braida may have been sophisticated be he was also a businessman...

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