Reports: Milan put money aside to deal with Boban issue – the club’s stance on his exit

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are hoping to find some form of resolution with former Chief Football Officer Zvonimir Boban as the matter threatens to go to court, it is claimed.

Boban was fired by CEO Ivan Gazidis back March 7 2020 after an unauthorised interview released to La Gazzetta dello Sport in which the Croatian manager revealed that an agreement was in place with Ralf Rangnick.

La Repubblica reported back in July that the matter would be escalated to a civil trial in a Milan courtroom after months in which strategies were established and no reconciliations were found.

According to MilanNews and MilanLive though, there is a reference to Boban in the 2019-20 financial statements as he “through his lawyers, with a letter dated 11 March 2020, contested the reasons given by the club behind the withdrawal for just cause” asking for “compensation for damages of a patrimonial and non-patrimonial nature”.

The Rossoneri club has expressed its position on the matter very clearly: “While considering the various reasons that led to the interruption of the previous relationship with Mr. Boban to be unfounded for just cause, it has, the risk inherent in the judgment, and a provision for risks is set aside in the financial statements”.

As a result, Milan have set aside €9,858,000 for personnel restructuring charges, which factors in future costs relating to personnel sacked but still under contract with the club, plus allocation of severance pay for players who left during the summer.

The club are hoping to find a solution agreed with Boban, in order to close the matter as soon as possible.

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