The Rossoneri have parted ways with their former attacking midfielder after an internal dispute between him and the former Arsenal executive.
AC Milan have verified They’ve sacked Chief Football Officer Zvonimir Boban after a falling-out between the Croatian and CEO Ivan Gazidis.
Former attacking midfielder Boban, 51, was operating alongside technical manager and club legend Paolo Maldini and the pair were responsible for the appointment — and subsequent sacking — of head coach Marco Giampaolo, together with Stefano Pioli replaces him from the dugout.
However, it’s been widely reported that, despite the Rossoneri’s upturn in the form beneath Pioli, Gazidis has elected to sign former RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick to take over the reins from the start of next year without consulting Boban or Maldini.
The Croatian aired his frustrations in a meeting with Gazzetta Dello Sport lately, stating:”Until a few days ago, I did not believe it had been true that there were two spirits within Milan, albeit taking into consideration each of the million initial difficulties, cultural differences and quite different passions for the Rossoneri cause.
“The fact we are having to talk about this isn’t great for anybody. The worst part is that this destabilising event is occurring during a moment once the team is improving and you can see Stefano Pioli’s difficult work.
“Not even warning us was disrespectful and inelegant. It wasn’t the Milan style. At least not what we remembered the Milan fashion as being.
“We have already talked to Gazidis. For the good of Milan, it’s definitely necessary that a meeting with the possession happens when possible.”
After only nine months in his role, Boban has been relieved of his responsibilities, with AC Milan CEO Gazidis saying in a statement on the club official site: “We thank [Zvonimir Boban] for his efforts over the last nine months and wish him well in his future endeavours.
“We must now turn our focus on soccer and the important games to come. Stefano Pioli and his team do an exceptional job growing the performances of the team each week and will have our full support as they continue this work, in what’s a tough time for the nation”.