As Paolo sank into the leather chair in his office, he began to ponder about his transfer targets and where he could improve the squad. The office was filled with scouts' reports from his staff, and videos of the scouted players in action. As he started to watch one of the videos, a knock on the door interrupted him.
It was Mr. Berlusconi. The man was cold-blooded, and could be compared to Roman Abramovich at Chelsea. Although not as ruthless, he would sack a manager if he was not living up to the expectations of the club and its fans.
"Paolo, welcome back! I trust that you have met the coaching staff and players?"
"Of course Silvio, I know most of them from my playing days and it's my pleasure to be working with them."
"Ok, I just came by to tell you that you have £13.1 million to spend in this transfer window. If you need any signings, just contact Adriano and he will work things out for you. And Paolo, you know what is expected of you. Don't let me and the fans down, you know what will happen when we get to that position." Adriano referring to Adriano Galliani, managing director of AC Milan.
"Sure, Silvio. See you around."
With that, Paolo was already under huge pressure, without a kick of a ball. As he walked out of his office, he had a lot on his mind and he would have plenty to ponder in his first training session with the players at Milanello.