MN: Ibrahimovic and Gazidis never got on – the problems his departure brings

By Isak Möller -

Should Zlatan Ibrahimovic decide to leave, then AC Milan would be faced with another important setback. As’s Pietro Mazzara highlights in his latest piece, it would have multiple negative effects. 

Since his arrival, enthusiasm has been brought back to the club and there is finally a real leader in the locker room. The management understood that this was needed in January, which eventually resulted in the signing.

However, Ibrahimovic’s relationship with CEO Ivan Gazidis hasn’t taken off. When Zvone Boban was sacked, and Gazidis held his speech before the Genoa clash, it was clear that the 38-year-old took sides with the Croatian.

After all, Boban convinced Ibrahimovic to join the club, while Gazidis didn’t convince him at all with his speech. Obviously, the future will now be decided by the player himself, and not by the club.

Before the Boban-Gazidis feud, another season in the red and black shirt seemed like a certainty. Now, however, the situation is very different and losing the Swede would mean losing the enthusiasm of the fans, as well as an important player.

Yes, because Ibrahimovic wasn’t just important on the pitch, but also to attract new sponsors and retain the current ones. In other words, his presence means so much more than just a boost performance-wise.

It isn’t exactly a coincidence that many have chosen to return to the stadium after Ibrahimovic’s return. Therefore, all of this will affect the club’s coffers and their strategies. With Donnarumma’s future in the balance, who will be the frontman of the club?

Once the Coronavirus emergency is over, the spotlight will return to Milan. It’s clear that the outbreak will result in difficulties both at a corporate and technical level and the loss of Ibrahimovic will only amplify them.

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