GdS: Why an announcement regarding Boban’s exit has not yet arrived – legal battle awaits

By Oliver Fisher -

It is being widely reported that Zvonimir Boban’s time at AC Milan is over, however an official announcement has not arrived as expected.

Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) offers an update on the situation, ruling out the idea of an afterthought between the two parties. The paper claims that the reason it has not yet been officially confirmed yet is because a formula for the Croatian’s exit has not yet been agreed.

The CFO believes it has acted in compliance with the contractual obligations by giving the revealed interview to the same outlet regarding the decision of CEO Ivan Gazidis to contact Ralf Rangnick. He claims that releasing that interview fell within his faculties.

If this were to be the case, then Boban would have legitimate grounds to agree a severance package and terminate his deal rather than be sacked.

On the other hand, however, Elliott Management believe that there is a cause for him to be fired for misconduct and the fund’s lawyers are at work. The Singer family looks at two factors: an interview given without authorisation and the damage to the club’s image.

Boban will be there as usual for Sunday afternoon’s match against Genoa. No meetings or confrontations between the parties will be needed: everyone has a well-defined position. Now there is a real standoff between the parties.

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