Giornale: Moncada confirms ongoing talks with Ibrahimovic after Milan visit

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided to come back ‘home’ to Milanello on Monday to visit the AC Milan squad and staff on the eve of their game against Newcastle.

As Il Giornale (via MilanNews) report this morning, the Swede visited Stefano Pioli and his former teammates, who had just begun work in view of their Champions League opener after the damaging defeat in the derby.

It is a visit that has been agreed upon for some time and it was scheduled for Friday, but then postponed to yesterday because Zlatan was playing in a charity match to raise money for flood victims.

However, it could be a precursor for what is to come in the future. Ibrahimovic has not yet committed to anything since retiring from football as a player, and thus the door remains open to a return to Milan in some capacity.

As per the paper, Geoffrey Moncada confirmed the news of an ongoing contact with the 41-year-old.

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  1. My guess is that he will become one of the assistant coaches (he’s gonna need a license if he doesn’t already). Then he might be looking at taking over when Pioli’s contract ends. It would be an interesting proposition, to say the least. He can learn from Pioli and add form his own and guarantee continuity and the identity of the club.

    1. So having ex Milan players as part of the team is bad all of a sudden?
      Should Milan not have their legend part of the club after retiring?
      How is that hand holding?
      Bayern whole management is ex Bayern players.
      As long as they are not put in roles they are unqualified and incompetent to be in , many of them should be welcomed.

      1. No it’s not that. Obviously if like to see legends at the club. Why I’d like is to see the pure Pioli effect. I want to see how he does on his own, using his own skill to steady the ship. We all wondered if it was Maldini and Ibra that led us to the Scudetto or not. Now would be a good time for Pioli and management to show they can do this by their ideas. 🤷‍♂️

  2. He came back and no coincidence lit a fire under everyone’s backside. We were doing terrible until he returned. The intangible of having a leader in your lineup that has been through everything these players will experience and be able to guide them on the field is worth the weight in gold. Nesta was taught by Maldini etc, he taught Thiago Silva, then he left with Ibra and the team lost its identity since. The value of winners is crucial and maintaining our club’s culture is paramount. He did more on one leg than others did with two. I am all for financial and fiscal responsibility, some things though, like team chemistry, continuity are non negotiable, they come at a high price, this management needs to get that through their heads, the 10 or 20 million they saved here, cost us 150 more after minimum. We lost hundreds by letting players leave for free due to stubbornness of their policies or approach, we lost chemistry, hence the team’s confidence and ability to perform at a high level that took 10 years to rebuild. You can save money with new signings but you have to keep your reference points in the team at all positions. We had to keep the best ones, not the Krunic like players. Kessie made our defense look way better than they were. Say what you will, irreplaceable players need to be treated as such. They always end up costing you more by loosing them than keeping them. Its not only what you can do with a ball at your feet that counts and can be measured by a computer, not when you strive to win, the rest, the psychology is even more imperative.

  3. Haha the coach needs someone outside the squad aka ex player that already retired to motivate the team. That’s fvcked up dressing room right there

  4. Ibra showing up to save his butt buddy Pioli from getting sacked.
    He is also one of the reasons Krunic became untouchable.
    Incredible nepotism going on at Milan.

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