CorSera: Gazidis has won the ‘internal war’ at Milan – why Elliott have remained silent

By Oliver Fisher -

In the internal war at AC Milan between the sports area led by Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban and the CEO Ivan Gazidis, the latter appears to be the winner.

As il Corriere della Sera notes on Wednesday (via MilanNews), it is the South African who in the last few hours has decided to sack the Croatian and is ready to bring Ralf Rangnick to the Rossoneri.

The German will arrive to be both the head coach and the sporting director and would thus remove the manoeuvring space also for Paolo Maldini, should he stay around.

Some have pointed out Elliott’s silence on this entire saga, as the American fund has not even come out in favour of Gazidis, but this has not happened because there is no need. Gordon Singer has utmost confidence in him and their relationship is stronger than ever. 

In essence, Elliott did not want to deliberately intervene in the internal diatribe of the club to support the former Arsenal director.

Obviously, Elliott expects more and Gazidis too will be judged on the basis of both financial and technical results given that he moved personally to bring Rangnick to Milan. In the London-based studies of the American fund, there is maximum confidence in Gazidis, whose position is the only one to be firmly established. 

Tags AC Milan Ivan Gazidis Paolo Maldini Zvonomir Boban