In his latest interview, Zvone Boban didn’t hold back on the current situation of AC Milan. In recent weeks, there have been rumours of different visions within the club, and the Chief Football Officer more or less confirmed this.
Ever since Ivan Gazidis arrived at the club, taking on the role as CEO, there have been rumours of differences between him and the Maldini-Boban plans. And as the team has failed to perform on the pitch, tension has filtered from the Milan management.
Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews.it), in what can only be described as a staggering interview, Boban didn’t hold back as he indirectly criticises both Gazidis and the Rossoneri owners for the actions in recent months.
“Milan united? Taking note of a thousand initial difficulties, of the cultural differences and the very different Rossoneri passions, with all the differences of views and sometimes opposing thoughts, still just a few days ago I thought this was the reality.
“As I see it, unity means sharing, unity is respect. In the end, the basis of everything is having this approach, it is the only way to be able to work and feel good.
“With Gazidis we have already spoken. For the good of Milan, it is certainly necessary that a meeting with the owners takes place as soon as possible. Ownership must be clear both in the budget and in the objectives.
“In short, we respect the needs of economic and financial balance to ensure healthy and correct management of the club. Meanwhile, the owners must entrust the sporting results to those who represent the history and values of a great club.
“At the moment, despite the efforts in the January market and the many cuts, with two important sales and lowering the wages, we do not know what margins we will have.
“We were asked to rejuvenate the squad and we did it but always claiming that we need the right mix of youth and experience. The winter market has shown that we were right, just to see how young people have grown in a short time.
“The club is called Milan, it has 120 years of winning history, as well as seven Champion League wins. We have to finish the season and see where we will be, but it’s already a different Milan.
“We don’t say that we should win next year, but we must be competitive and at least fight with everyone in Italy. We are well aware that we do not live the Milan of our times, but there must be a real ambition that makes you dream,” he concluded.
As the Croatian highlighted, we can only hope that they will come together and work for the best of the club. Individual ideas and thoughts are of course important, but when it sparks diversity it’s never a good thing.