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Search for Gazidis replacement begins : owner’s son Josh Kroenke favorite for CEO post

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We reported here last night that Arsenal’s CEO Gazidis is set to step down from being Arsenal chief as he is likely to move to Serie A side AC Milan in 2019.

Gazidis joined the Gunners in 2009 and has overseen many transactions and events, including the hiring of Sven Mislintant as the club’s Sporting director.

He was also the man who sanctioned Unai Emery’s switch to the Emirates stadium as Arsene Wenger’s replacement after the Frenchman resigned from his post last season.

Though the report remains unconfirmed by Gazidis, lots of media outlet are claiming that the San Siro outfits are ready to pay him €4.62m as annual salary, should be decide to quit the North London club.

Latest report concerning Arsenal’s CEO position, through Evening Standard, claimed the club are in intense search for Gazidis replacement and they are considering Stan’s son.

Stan, who is the owner of the club, might see his son become the next CEO in 2019 as the club’s board members are reportedly looking at Josh Kroenke as the best man for the job.

As much as Josh Kroenke isn’t publicly known, he has achieved great success in dealing with business side of an organization, so, he could be the best candidate to lead his father’s football club to another height business-wise.

Gazidis will need to officially declare his intention to leave the Gunners 12 months ahead of time so that the club’s hierarchy would provide his replacement before his departure.

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