Yonghong Li blasts Gazidis and Elliott for ‘unacceptable’ treatment of Boban and Maldini

By Oliver Fisher -

Former owner Yonghong Li has become the latest to hit out at AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis and owners Elliott Management for their treatment of Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.

Yonghong Li bought the club from Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017 under the name Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg, but he defaulted on the repayment of loans.

He has since been criticised for a reckless summer spending campaign which saw Milan bring in a number of high profile players, forking out over €100m in the process which has left the club experiencing Financial Fair Play problems even up until today.

Meanwhile, the futures of Boban and Maldini appear to now be in doubt after the former criticised Ivan Gazidis for contacting Ralf Rangnick to take over next season in a managerial capacity without informing the other directors.

Boban is now expected to be sacked for the comments, but Yonghong Li has spoken up to defend him and criticise those above him.

“If what’s being said is true, I think it’s a shame,” Yonghong Li told FootballCritic.

“It shows terrible management – pure and simple. It is an unacceptable way to treat club legends. I have nothing but respect for Boban and Maldini.”

 

Tags AC Milan Ivan Gazidis Paolo Maldini Yonghong Li Zvonomir Boban