Silvio Berlusconi, the owner of Italy’s most popular professional soccer team, AC Milan, and Italy former president, has declared that he will come back as president of the Serie A champions.
The 75-year-old former politician took over at Milan in 1986 and rescued the Italian side from bankruptcy by engineering the flow of vast investments into the club.
Though his time with the club was one of the most successful in Milan’s history, Berlusconi had to distance himself from the club as he became Prime Minister of Italy. He officially resigned from the AC Milan presidential office in 2008 when he won a third-term election.
However, Berlusconi formally resigned two weeks ago due to Italy’s economic crisis and decided to take over another presidential position at his own club “as soon as possible”.
The scandalous politician boasted that he was the club president with the greatest number of titles in the world that outdid even former Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabéu Yeste.
These statements, however, are not correct as Porto’s president Pinto da Costa has earned 51 titles since taking over at the Portuguese club in 1982. In the meantime, AC Milan have claimed 28 trophies during Berlusconi’s reign.