Elliott has decided to sack Boban immediately, Maldini is also expected to leave, Rangnick is likely to arrive

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Ivan Gazidis and Zvonimir Boban during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Ivan Gazidis has been given full power and he’s decided to terminate the contract of Boban; Paolo Maldini will also leave Milan as the Rossoneri are set for yet another revolution.

Year Zero. Again. This is what the Milan fans can expect in the 2021/2022 season, as another huge change in management is expected to take place soon.

The two souls of Milan will soon become one, and the vision of CEO Ivan Gazidis has prevailed over the one of Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.

The interview of Boban to La Gazzetta dello Sport painted a clear picture over what is truly happening at Milan: no unity of purpose, no single direction – despite what Gazidis told the same Gazzetta a week before. As reported by Nicolò Schira, the interview of the Croatian was unauthorized.

Frederic Massara, Paolo Maldini, Stefano Pioli, Zvonimir Boban and Ivan Gazidis at Casa Milan on October 9, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia reports that Elliott, the ownership of Milan, did not try to mend the tear between Gazidis and Boban, which is irrecoverable. A decision has been taken by Gazidis (in agreement with the Board of Directors): Boban will be sacked, already in the next days / weeks and not at the end of the season. Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are also expected to be sacked.

The decision should be made official in the next days. The too many differences of views and different philosophies to be carried out caused this break. Di Marzio adds that the Milan future of experienced players, like Zlatan Ibrahimović and Simon Kjær, is also in doubt with the exit of Boban.

Elliott has decided to give even more strength to Gazidis and his group, which also consists of Chief of Scouting Geoffrey Moncada and Gazidis’ right-hand man Hendrik Almstadt, who silently has become a key figure at the club, dealing with the budget. They want to create an even younger Milan side than the one that exists today, rather than focusing on experienced old players.

Ralf Rangnick before RB Leipzig-Bayern Munich at Olympiastadion on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

In the future of Milan there will be the German Ralf Rangnick, who will take the role of Maldini and Boban, but also the one of Stefano Pioli. The German is widely expected to take over in the summer and be a Manager, a role that isn’t very common in Italy but exists more in England.

The 61-year-old German currently serves as head of sport and development at Red Bull GmbH, the company behind RB Leipzig, who he coached from 2015 to 2016 and from 2019 to 2019. Di Marzio claims that Milan (Gazidis) have already booked Rangnick and that Ralf is already studying Italian. As reported by BILD, Rangnick will bring his own team of directors and collaborators to work with him.

Milan, for the who-even-knows-what time are getting ready for a revolution. Everything will be different next year. And of course, this all happens while the team still fights for their objectives.

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EL92
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EL92

Yeah it’s time to find a new sport cba anymore it’s been 8 years of bs

Ink
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Ink

Fucking idiots Elliott and Gazidis.

anom
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anom

Gazidis ruined Arsenal for good. He’s been able to do more harm in Milan in just one year than he did in London in a decade. The Milan we knew will be totally destroyed in the next 1-2 years. Get used to being a midtable team then.

Only a new owner can save this club now.

nick
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Shocking but I’m not surprised. Boban and Maldini are legends and they deserve more respect.

Milan cannot rely on youth alone as the team needs balance but I do understand that we are currently under heavy sanctions from FFP.

At this point I can only hope for the best but I don’t like the way this was handled.

Why didn’t Gazidis do more due diligence from the time Elliott took over Milan and hire Ralf Rangnick during the time Gattuso was let go instead of wasting yet another season to start over? SMDH

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Well, if this report is right (big if because I doubt that Elliot leaks to the press) then you were right – mgmt has decided to back Gaizides over Boban/Madlini/Massara. Really bold by their side, but I fear this shows a basic lack of understanding in the dynamics of Italian football. Ragnick will most likely be given zero credit at san siro, being the one that caused the exodus of our legends, which will lead to very little credit from the players. Unless he gets immediate results than he will be out before the season is over.

nick
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@Baresis Dream….At this point it’s obvious to me that the rumors are true. Regardless of our sentimental feelings towards Boban and Maldini this revolution is already in motion. Yes, I totally agree with you that Italian football is different but let’s not forget that before Sacchi legendary Milan team with Gullit, Rijkaard and Van Basten, Italian teams played a catenaccio brand of football with a strong emphasis on defense. Sacchi revolutionized Italian football the same way Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger revolutionized the EPL. They change the game when they were managers and not just coaches because they had full… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Nick, I don’t completely disagree with what your saying. And my concerns are not sentimentally-based (at least as far as I can tell). But here’s where we see different- The Atalanta model is a perfect example. The Atalanta fan base is much much smaller than Milan’s in Italy, and nowhere comparable outside of Italy. In fact, in almost any financial parameter you want to use, Milan is far superior to Atalanta, as I’m sure you know. Mind you that this is regardless of the current situation on the field, and will remain the same for the near foreseeable future. As… Read more »

nick
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nick

Totally get it. Yes, Atalanta is not on Milan level. But for clubs to stay within FFP they must have make the revenue surplus needed to spend in the transfer market. Currently in Spain and England teams get more revenue from TV rights especially in the case of Real Madrid and Barcelona where they get the lion share of ticket sales even in away games and tv rights when playing other teams in La Liga. Therefore, these leagues will always generate more revenue than Serie A top teams. I’m not advocating for Milan to have a youth project. What I’m… Read more »

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Bledi

As much as we hate gazidis and co, Elliot fund is all about making profit meaning that they need to invest llogically and strategically to raise revenue. I mean splashing money on overrated average players hasnt done us any good, we need to smart Also comparing epl with seria a knowing that clubs such as man city or man u spend big, arsenal cant keep up with it and revenue is much higher in epl than seria a. Inter spend big this year but they spend big when they won the treble and look were it got them. It took… Read more »

anom
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anom

“while milan historically has been a club that has spend wisely and thats why we have been successful. ” 😀 😀 😀

Really?! Wisely? The budget has been negative for 2 decades and the club would have been bankrupt ages ago without Berlusconi’s own money. When started running out of pocket money for Milan, the problems started escalating. And this is where we are now because of “money spent wisely”… Let us remember how wisely the money was spent on e.g. Essien, Matri, Konstant, Montolivo etc. etc.

LeKuskusePumponž
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LeKuskusePumponž

Absolutely agree. The money was not spend wisely in the past. But the changes started to happen with Boban and Maldini. They bought Bennacer, Theo and Rebić cheeply. They Loaned Kjaer who is in my opinion much better then Musacchio. Signed Ibra for free. Might even try for Thiago Silva and/or Luka Modrić. With the right mix of young and potent players (signed last summer specifically by Maldini and Boban) and experienced players, we should’ve rise. Now, another revolution, another start, another year zero (same ship last 10 years)… And we all know that Gazidis is bulls**t. He did nothing… Read more »

Bledi
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Bledi

Yess wisely!! I can mention too brochi or borriello that were failures during Berlusconi era. The names mentioned above are either free transfers or low priced footballers. You cannot compare 2011-2015 transfers to the one we have had after such as chinesse era or even now elliot fund because we have actually spend money and he hasnt worked out. We have been through this before Berlusconi took over but comparing the prices of footballers then to now its ridiculous. They are either overrated or one season wonders. The only person i blame is Berlusconi that left our club in the… Read more »

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Couldn’t agree with u more… Come to think of it, gazidis knew he was going to sack maldini from the moment he signed him on as SD. He just used him to get all the approval powers and autonomy he needed from ELLIOT. Despite (and I must admit) his rightful stance on the financials of the club, he had already planned this ahead but didn’t have (I think) the complete support he wanted. He just used my most respected LEGEND of Milan and Italy as a pawn to perpetuate his control of the club. After all, he could have done… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

if one takes a look at kroenke/usmanov or elliott background he’ll understand why elliott – gazidis axis is very strong and tightly knit. i can understand their swift move to axe boban because no employee should disrespect bosses like that, but then again gazidis is the last man who deserves to talk about being disrespected after how he secretly contacted rangnick behind maldini and boban’s back. what i really dont understand is the timing; why would anyone pull this crap at this stage of serie a? why cant gazidis just shut his mouth and ask rangnick to wait until the… Read more »

Raven
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why cant gazidis just shut his mouth and ask rangnick to wait until the end of the season? Because the bastard did the math, the season is over, IDK who is to blame for Giampaolo’s fiasco but Maldini and Boban should have a lot of responsability. Meytar didn’t mentioned, but it appear that Maldini and Boban where on a thin line due to Giampaolo’s appointment. If the season is already over, then might as well start the next season as of today. That’s the way to go, but that’s not how a team like Milan is managed, even less with… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

well, im sure gazidis is good with calculation so i highly doubt he thinks the season is mathematically over; milan can still finish top 6 and be in coppa final. its just that he messed up by bypassing maldini/boban, thats it. not an ethical thing to do. its funny that rangnick quitted hoffenheim job due to the sale of luiz gustavo without him knowing but then he himself and gazidis arrange this behind maldini/boban’s back. if he could get mentally exhausted at schalke or leipzig, i can only hope he can handle pressure of being milan coach seeing as how… Read more »

Raven
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I didn’t allowed me saying Giampaolout before the first match, I had to be objective, but seeing Maldini go I’m calling Rangnickout as of today.

Ironically, they’re betting on a long term project, fans won’t wait, if fans attandance drops what are they going to do?

Milan10
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Milan10

i’ll give rangnick half season to prove his worth. after all, like i said, football is meritocracy; if he deserves to stay then he deserves to stay. however, the way nazidis deal with this situation puts heavy burden on rangnick because milanisti will hold rangnick responsible for boban/maldini’s departure, if only indirectly. thats very unnecessary and nazidis as leader should’ve done better than that

Raven
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Raven

The point is, as I tried to explain it in the last summer. If you are not going to improve a lot, then don’t change the system.

Rangnick is a big change, but are they sure? Because I’m tired already. It’s being 8 years of limbo

anom
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anom

If Gazidis is good with calculations, then why does he allow his start players’ contracts to almost expire and then is forced to sell them for peanuts? Look at the transfers Arsenal did due to this thing. Now he will do the same with Gigio: instead of giving him what Raiola wants, he will deny the pay rise and will sell Gigio for 20-30M€. What any sensible person would do is renew Gigio’s contract (at any cost!) and MAYBE then think about selling him. That (ie. new contract) would lift Gigio’s value from 30 to 100M€ in a heartbeat. So…… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

Good point anom, Donna’s insane wage is the perfect example let’s not forget that his parasitic brother played at serie C I guess and was paid like 300k now he gets a million for keeping his brother happy.

Milan10
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Milan10

yeah i remember van persie leaving for man utd because he refused to extend his contract with arsenal. i also remember saying on this blog that milan should’ve extended/renewed de sciglio a.k.a. de judas’ and donna’s contracts so they would’ve had much stronger bargaining power. lets see how it will turn out this summer. i really hope donna will stay until he’s in his 30s.

LeKuskusePumponž
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Boban did right. Gazidis did things behind his back. And Maldini’s back. This is devastating for the atmosphere, especially at this part of our campaign. And I am 100% sure that Donnarumma will leave now. We don’t have italian soul anymore, no plan, just uncertaintees. Raiola will rightfully take him away from this sh*t. Rebić might stay, but I’m not sure. Ibra will most probably also leave Milan. Gazidis didn’t want him in Leonardo era, I don’t a reason why would he want him now. And Ibra is still the best player in our squad. And in top 5 in… Read more »

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A.R.

Not just Gazidis,but also the Elliott Vulture Group. Paul Singer letting his boy Gordon play with our club like it is some temporary toy he can use to sharpen his vulture skills with. These people have absolutely no feeling for the club whatsoever. Rangnick is only brought in to produce young players that will be sold at the first sign of increased value. The historic Milan is being dismantled and made into a mediocre milking cow… No more sports ambition, no more elegance, no more pride and no more Milan.

Milan10
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Milan10

the way he handles this situation, its clear that as leader nazidis doesnt have manners let alone eq required. also, he’s been trying to implement his stupid salary cap since last summer. no way donna, ibra, rebic or any future milan target would want to stay let alone come to milan with this extremely low cap. what a mess

Nathan Graegin
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Nathan Graegin

A better coach should have been hired from the get go. Hopefully they are able to convince at least Donnaruma to stay. In terms of youth, they gotta act quick to get the good players before it’s too late

nick
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nick

They are planning to replace Donnarumma with Gollini from Atalanta.

Elliott will not raise Donnarumma’s salary so they will have to sell him and make a profit to reinvest in the team or take a loss when his contract expires.

Letting Donnarumma’s contract expire would make absolutely no sense when we can get 50-60m for him. So I expect that he will be sold.

Nathan Graegin
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Nathan Graegin

Yes I agree, if he doesn’t accept a lower pay, he will go which is understandable for sure. I wish we would use plizzari instead. We all know how old he is. It’s a shame we are losing Donna though.

anom
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If Milan wants to sell Donnarumma – or is reluctant to give a payrise, think about this for a second:

Instead of giving Gigio what Raiola wants, Gazidis will deny the pay rise and sell Gigio for 20-30M€. What any sensible person would do is renew Gigio’s contract (at any cost!) and MAYBE then think about selling him. That (ie. new contract) would lift Gigio’s value from 30 to 100M€ in a heartbeat. All the money going to Gigio’s & Raiola’s pockets would be covered by the transfer. Plus more. Simple math that even a first grader would approve.

Milan10
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Milan10

regarding the postponement and reschedule of the matches, i think it would be better if serie a just postpone all matches, not just several. its very biased. also, why should juve – inter be postponed while juve – milan not? what difference will 3 days make regarding the containment of let alone cure for the virus? and until today figc only let tifosi from juve region to attend, and not from milan. i know that people from milan are more likely to contract the virus but why cant it be closed door so no tifosi can watch so it’d be… Read more »

anom
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anom

Biased? Yep. That’s Serie A alright. Juve-Milan to be played in front of the home audience only? Juve-Inter moved so that Juve would get to play in front of their own fans instead of the empty stadium? Yeah, they clearly treat all the teams equally… 😀 😀 😀

At least the president of Inter decided to “attack” the Serie A president in twitter lately. I applaud to him (the Inter guy that is). But that’s the first and last time I did that. 😀

Milan10
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Milan10

i applaud that chinese inter leader for that too. about damn time someone stand up to juve and their BS. i mean, i watched juve – inter in 97/98 and that was the most blatant biased refereeing i’ve ever seen thus i understand why theres so much bad blood between them.
i dont want milan to hate juve that much because its unnecessary as milan’s true rivals are madrid, barca, liverpool and maybe bayern not losers like juve. all i ask is fair refeering and overall fair serie a

MilanEstonia
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Oh boy, here we go again. Gazidis is gonna ruin this team. This is a Glorious team with great history – I don’t think the young model team like Leipzig, Arsenal will work – Arsenal haven’t done anything great for more than a decade now. I trusted elliot but looks like they are gonna strip everything for us. What next – sell donnaruma?

Maldini and Boban are Milan. They deserve respect and they are doing everything possible best with the limited resources.

#gazidisOut

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Year 0 version 25 here we come …

anom
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anom

He started doing that already but now we’re really starting to see the “Gazidis effect”. First the new sponsorship deal with Emirates with only peanuts for the main sponsor thing and now completely destroying the team after things started to look a bit more promising. And great timing too: only a few days before the Coppa Italia semifinal and the last rounds of Serie A. All the players now know the coach will change in the summer and Boban & Maldini will be gone too. Anyone think Gigio, Roma & Ibra will want to stay for another year zero? With… Read more »

Musaanku22
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Musaanku22

Totally elliot is mediocry owner, just we need b.arnault company, milan is not like arsenal or leapzen and others, resfect milan, nonset man gazidis,

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Just 2 words ! Fuck gazidis !

Musaanku22
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Musaanku22

#elliot and gazidis OUT, milan not like lille or leapzin or arsenal, respect glory team, just elliot sell milan to luis veitton arnault company, becouse he bring milan back to standert like juventus b.munich r.madrid barcelona etc, thanks elliot respect milan and fans around the worlds

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

This whole situation is actually setting up Ragnick to fail. Good luck having the backing of the crowd and the squad now.

Raven
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Raven

Yup, Giampaolo 2.0. That if not a mass exodus of players takes place beforehand .

Last season several former Milan players said it, Milan needs patience, well they fucked up with Rino, but Maldini gave us Rebic, Theo, Bennacer and Ibra who raise the level of the squad. Why wouldn’t anyone let the man work?

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Yes, the main theme for us should be evolution not revolution, since our squad has potential.

And yes, in some sense Maldini/Boban had it coming to them after the handling of Gattuso who gave us 5th place with a weaker squad. Poetic justice you might call it. But poetic justice is not what we need, we need logic and patience.

Raven
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Raven

I hear you pal… I would’ve been the first to ask for their departure if by 2021 we are on the same midtable spot. But the confused club has to scrap everything every year and a half

MilanEstonia
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MilanEstonia

i agree @baresisDream, We need evolutions not revolutions.

Raven
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Raven

“This Gazidis guy will ruin us, Maldini is next, he will become Milan a feeder club. A very sad day, Leonardo, Rino thanks for all Forza Milan”. 9 months ago What a mess… from a team capable of fighting for 3rd place to disrupting all the management. Letting those three go would be worst than seeing Rino go. This team can go and lose all the remaining matches, and I’m not exaggerating. Elliot you fucker, the decision was done, that’s why Boban gave the interview, did you had to send your vassal to fire him? This is not my milan,… Read more »

Mack
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Mack

What has Asernal achieve? or where did the youth system take Arsenal to? Gazidis get out Milan!!!

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Thats it im done following this club Milan is dead

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Now its time to go after those who killed it

Rossi
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Rossi

Maybe they should at least keep Massara, he has an eye for a talent, the transfers he made this year turned out good. He found good young talents back in Roma as well.

Rossi
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Rossi

The way things are going with Gazidis he will get in an argument with Ragnick as well and fire him in a short time same like every one else. Gazidis wants to be the only one running the club.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

If the news are right, I think it’s high time san siro faithful turn the fist to mgmt. Any non violent method of protest is fair game, including banning home matches. Let Elliot hear the roar of san siro, feel it where it hurts, so they understand who this team really belongs to. This not about Boban, nor Maldini, nor anybody else. This is about a group of bankers who are driving our team to the ground by making this team RB Leipzig at best (yes, that lion of Europe everybody looks up to). If RB f’ing Liepzig is the… Read more »

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nick

Mate, I don’t agree with how Gazidis handle the situation with Boban but I HIGHLY doubt Elliott Fund is trying to ruin Milan. Let’s take a step back and look at things from a logical point of view. Gordon Singer’s vulture fund is all about turning a profit. That means they are investing to sell at a PROFIT NOT a LOSS. That’s why they are investing in a stadium and a cost effective plan to improve the team within FFP regulations and raise the value of the club to sell at a profit. Due to FFP Milan cannot spend like… Read more »

Raven
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Making the team stable financially doesn’t meant anything Nick, we might play fair but we won’t beat City or PSG in the next 10 years. So I would rather see us fined and kicked out of CL but having a winning team. Besides there are loopholes in which you can invest heavily, they are just not interested. Milan is the new feeder club. Before 25 everyone will go. But of course, expect some hyped signings to keep fans attending to San Siro. This approach will backfire real hard, I honestly think that by selling our core players Milan will crumble,… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Nick, I agree mate, Elliot are here to make a profit which is fine. But the model has to be Inter and Juve, not RB Leipzig. FFP rules applied to Inter as well, and they manage to navigate within them, even before they qualified to CL. So can we. I still want to give time to see if the decision is official, but if so – Let the summer of discontent begin. Elliot need to taste a bit of empty stands, starting with our next home match. Have our good friends in the states hang signs next to their offices,… Read more »

Müratx
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It’s been years since we go with an experienced proven option. Maldini, Boban, Rino, Seedorf, Inzaghi, Brocchi, Leonardo are all our legends but in their playing time. In management, they ruined us. The whole situation we have this year is because of Maldini+Boban choice of coach and players. As a Turk who is living in Germany I will assure you. Ralf is the best thing that happened to Milan in years.

Rossi
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Rossi

The problem is not in Ragnick, its in Gazidis. I think we would all preffer Ralph Ragnick instead of Giampaolo or Pioli, or some other average Italian coach. The thing is Gazidis is working behind every ones back without consulting any one, as i mentioned above Gazidis will have the same problems with Ragnick as with Boban/Maldini and Leonardo before them.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

The problem is Ragnick Rossi, and even more so – anyone who’s vision for this club is RB f’ing Liepzig. They need to go. Aspire to medicrocy somewhere else please. This is AC Milan and we should be the too club in the world. That’s the only thing we aspire to.

Rossi
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Rossi

Baresi Liepzig is a title competitor in Germany, at the moment they are the closest team to Bayern, few years ago they were in second division. So in very short time they made a huge leap way bigger then Atlanta in Italy or any other team, Milan is not even in such a bad position like Liepzig was, if we can improve with the same pace they did will be back in CL in no time, and even try to chalenge for title over there.

nick
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nick

@ Müratx….I have a gut feeling that you are right. Because it is clear Milan also can’t afford a top coach like Allegri 10m per year salary. Also there will be wage cap at Milan. All of this I believe is due to the penalties Milan were fined due to FFP.

I think the move makes sense given our current financial state.

Usman
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@nick…. Ragnick’s appointment seems good but why wait all this time?? Plus I have my reservations about Ralf performing under pressure, yes he would have mgt full support and powers but he has resigned (twice I think) due to stress and hasn’t lasted more than 2 years under pressure in a top flight coaching role. So his mental strength is where I fear most and if he stutters in the beginning, will Elliot be patient to wait some 2 -3 years more???
Add this to the fans expectations and press pressure…..hmmmm

Raven
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Maldini Boban where part of the balancing the books’ era, their hands were tied, a massive fuck up by letting Rino go, I said it back then, if they’re used to sell hype to fans they should join Rino. He asked for players he was shown the door. Seedorf increased the level of the squad beyond imagination, I remember someone saying after the derby, “Poli you’re a beast” He looked like a younger Isco. Seedorf was sacked because he too was also used to sell hype, when he said 2/3 of the squad had to go he was dismissed. Inzaghi,… Read more »

Müratx
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Müratx

I answer to all comments in one comment because the message is clear. We don’t have money. Even if we have money we can’t use it because there are rules preventing us from spending it. Gaizidis is a stabilizer. Ralf is the same. In two or 3 years we can be a UCL participate again. All this short time solutions failed because we thought there is a faster way. There isn’t. You need to build the team. You need to earn money before you can spend it. Ralf is a good solution for two or three years. After that we… Read more »

nick
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nick

Totally agree

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Murtax, please check Inter 2-3 years ago. The same model applies to us.

nick
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nick

I don’t recall Inter receiving a heavy sanction from any European competition including any fines.

Inter financial situation was not the same as Milan so I don’t believe we are comparing apples to apples.

I understand what you are implying but we were in a much worst situation and could be relegated from Serie A had Elliott Fund not take over.

Raven
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Raven

Go back to 2015 Nick, heavy fines and a limited squad. They worked and get out of that situation.

Milan keep building and destructing everything every season. And this will happen again.

Raven
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Raven

Murtax talks about long term project that will actually be supported and last. Seems like he doesn’t know the recent era of Milan

Müratx
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Müratx

& why is that? just because both teams are from the same city then the same model applies? two very different situation. two different owners. two different squads.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Raven thank you. Mutax you’re missing the point

spike
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spike

That donkey shitzidis gradually doing what he knows how to do best… Destruction!!! Ask arsenal fans
Where the hell are the curva sud… We need a worldwide protest against this shitty harlot and gazidis

Tony33
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Tony33

Gazidis is a GOOF! Torching our club day by day, him and the other American losers! Sell this club already, you guys embarrass us fans over and over and over again

Kossymilan
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Kossymilan

Well what can I say, we have an owner who doesn’t value the club as a family but just wants to make profits, then we have a CEO who knows nothing about ac Milan but will want to cast away the legends that built up the Milan legacy, then we have a squad which keeps changing as every season comes with cheap player moving in and out, then we have the FFP who really don’t care about our situation…. I pity my dear club, I know this is just a phase but it’s really a painful phase and I can’t… Read more »

anom
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anom

We’ve suffered for almost ten years already but now that Gazidis is in charge, things are about to get a lot worse. Mark my words. Midtable team for life. That’s the Milan he will create.

Just look at what he did to Arsenal. It took him 10 years to achieve that. Now it’s been a year in Milan and the mess is already far greater than that in London. God help us all. Or at least our beloved Milan.

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Milanellofm

They’re saying that they took Gazidis side because they placed him in a high position and to let him go would be a huge financial loss because his of his package. But in all honesty what does this guy even do? Why is he in milan? Boban and Maldini were doing decent work and while giampaolo failed they knew it was a mistake and fired him at the right time, also they had a clear understanding in January and brought in veterans and leaders to totally change the way the young guys have been playing. So why when we finally… Read more »

anom
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anom

The answer is simple: He’s in Milan to destroy the club. And he’s doing well at it. But why would Elliot want that one could ask… I guess we’ll never know.

Please, Arnault, buy the club before it’s too late!!!!!!!!!!!!

bidonesia
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bidonesia

no surprise.. when a football club owned by loan shark

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

And again two words ! Fuck Gazidis !

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

And Fuck Elliot

EzrGy
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EzrGy

Interesting piece of news. For days, I have fought the idea in my mind that this ‘two souls’ situation was not true; that Gadiziz would come clean or around. But here we are! After two years in control, Gadiziz/Elliot have trampled on 5 or so of our legends, all in the name of ‘making Milan Great again’. How do they expect to do that when all directors/executive staff are foreigners? Which Italian manager with any sane mind would join this team of back-stabbing executives/management? How do they hope to communicate with, and assimilate with the locals when 2 years on… Read more »

shal4sports
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shal4sports

Boban left his job at FIFA to join his beloved MILAN but Elliott and Gazidis stab him in the back.
Unworthy owners of Milan and Gazidis are destroying this club. #GazidisGetOut

Ted
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Ted

Gazivirus doing what he does best

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Just as a comparison (data from Forbes) – RB Leipzig made in its most profitable year (2017) around the same amount of income as AC Milan last season, around 250mil $. Again, this is Leipzig best season and Milan in one of it’s worst. Juve made roughly half of this just from advertisements and sponsers. Around 10-15 years ago, when both Milan and Juve were at their prime, Milan made almost double commercial income in comparison to Juve (this is according to Sempre Milan, not Forbes). So now imagine Milan scudetto contenders (say at 3rd place), we could potentially make… Read more »

Emmy Apache
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Whatever’s happening to Boban and Maldini honestly I have no regret about it. Yeah they are club legend as players but have nothing to offer as managers We all wanted Maldini from the time of Berlusconi but that didn’t happen because they knew he’s full of inexperience as a manager and thus neglected him He had his chance to redeem his reputation and fix milan back with what ever resources he had despite the restriction but he was busy buying inexperienced players while milan is known for the type of players Juventus and inter are buying now He was given… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

No. Milan is in the hype selling market. Seedorf, Rino, Maldini, Boban And Massara are honest about the situation, they know what Milan needs champions so when they don’t obey they get sacked. “He had his chance to redeem his reputation and fix milan back with what ever resources he had despite the restriction but he was busy buying inexperienced players while milan is known for the type of players Juventus and inter are buying now” What kind of bullshit is that? Who brought Ibra, Kjaer and Bejovic? Do you think Maldini and Boban don’t know how to build a… Read more »

anom
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anom

Maldini didn’t sack Gattuso. Gattuso left because he asked for experienced players and was said no (by Gazidis). So Rino decided it’s better to go then. And it was the right decision too.

It was Maldini who thought Hernandez would be vital to Milan and singlehandedly convinced him to join the team. Was he wrong? Does he understand anything about football, eh? I’d say “yes”, but maybe it’s just me… 😛

Emmy Apache
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Then Maldini too would have resigned because of his personality
If they couldn’t provide what will make my job excel I will rather resign than this bs

Raven
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Raven

Resign means you don’t have to pay me I quit
Fire means you want me out, pay the severance package.

Rino was forced out, but as the gentlemen he is he resign his severance package as the club is in debt.

He was kicked out, and by Maldini. Just reading the interviews it’s crystal clear.

Emmy Apache
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Oh so 38 years old striker is ur idea man?
Keaj a loan player your joker?
I understand you now
Did you hear what Perez Real Madrid boss said few years ago when they won 3 conservative champions league?
He said their major rival in football was milan but they out of it now
Don’t put sentiments in this their situation
Football of today is result not past glory

anom
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anom

Maldini & Boban tried to buy quality players but Gazidis said no to them all. So how’s that on M&B? And now that those two will be gone, Milan will only buy even younger players than they already have.

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Biiiiig thumb down ! Huuuge !

Raven
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Raven

“To Maldini, who was a great champion as a footballer, he should be asked: ‘What did you do to become a manager?’ He’s like a doctor who didn’t go to primary school.” Considering that he doesn’t received €200m yeah, he did a fair job, Theo was a steal, and only arrived because of Maldini. He looks a player for the next 10 years. Bennacer is always a top 3 performer in Milan, another good player for the next 10 years. Where is Kalinic, Silva, RR and Mussacio? Please sir shutthefuckup. Don’t kick a man while he is down and respect… Read more »

anom
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anom

Yep. Hard to disagree here. 🙂

Milan10
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Milan10

fat mirobellix is classic text book butthurt loser. he has no insight or sense whatsoever. his words are meaningless, just like his whole existence

Milan10
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Milan10

what i really want to know are these:
1) if italy is having a viral outbreak then why are serie b and c still going on?
2) so cr7’s mom is having a stroke (hopefully she recovers well soon) and suddenly juve – milan got canceled? i know italian govnmnt that gave the order but whats with the timing? why not cancel it BEFORE milan squad arrived in turin?
3) that laughable 2,5m and soon to be 2m salary cap rumour. does nazidis really try to turn milan into associazione communist milan? goddamn