AC Milan withdraw from Europa League 2019/20 after Uefa FFP ruling

Milan are currently undergoing significant upheaval, with Gennaro Gattuso replaced as manager by Marco Giampaolo

Jack Rathborn
Friday 28 June 2019 12:37 BST
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AC Milan have withdrawn from next season’s Europa League after Uefa’s Financial Fair Play ruling.

The Rossoneri will be replaced by Torino in the competition, with Roma moving directly into the group stage.

Milan and Uefa have reached a compromise to prove the club’s intent to balance their books, with the Italian clubs asking to be withdrawn from the competition.

The move will now allow Milan, who finished fifth in Serie A last term, to further time to become financially stable.

The announcement comes after a summer of upheaval at the San Siro, with Paolo Maldini’s promotion, Gennaro Gattuso and Leonardo’s departures and Marco Giampaolo’s arrival as the new manager.

AC Milan will not be involved in Europe next season 

A statement from the Court of Arbitation for Sport (CAS) read: “CAS has issued a Consent Award embodying the agreement reached between AC Milan S.p.A and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) concerning breaches of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations by the Italian club.

“AC Milan is excluded from participating in the UEFA Club Competitions of the sporting season 2019/2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations during the 2015/2016/2017 and the 2016/2017/2018 monitoring periods.”

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