Ibrahimovic: “Pioli like Allegri. Rangnick? I don’t know him but he knows me”

By Nikita Fesyukov -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at AC Milan has been a big topic of the last few weeks, with uncertainty surrounding the Swede’s next career steps. The attacker extended his contract with the Rossoneri until the end of the season, but it remains to be seen if he will continue at the San Siro beyond August.

Already yesterday the 38-year-old spoke in one of his classic interviews to Sportweek, admitting he is unlikely to stay at Milan after the chaotic season comes to an end.

We revealed that Ibrahimovic wasn’t happy with the sacking of Zvone Boban, who convinced him to return to the club. Ever since the Croatian left, Paolo Maldini has been more distant as well, which was the first thing that triggered the striker.

And the legendary striker spoke to the press yet again, as he was interviewed by Rai Sport (via milannews.it) on the occasion of a promotional event. He spoke about his own future, Stefano Pioli and more.

“When you are 38 you must be a leader, you have much more experience than others. At Milan I expect everyone to be professionals and to train and work with goals in mind,” he said.

“My chances of staying at Milan? Let’s see, there are no guarantees or promises because I’m a person who if he can give you something remains, otherwise I don’t want to stay here to be the mascot. I don’t like this. Mino [Raiola] didn’t call me, Milan didn’t call me, so let’s see what happens…

“My statements about winning the Scudetto with Milan? It was not a provocation, I never provoke, what I say is what I believe.

“Pioli? He is a gentleman to me because it is not easy to work in this situation as he is doing, but the team is behind him. He is very similar to Allegri. If he had Allegri’s team I’m 200% sure he would have won the league easily.

“Rangnick? I don’t know him, with all due respect, but he knows who I am,” Ibrahimovic concluded.

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