Zlatan Ibrahimovic officially returned to Milan on Monday with a wide-ranging role within RedBird Capital that will expand well beyond the club. The former superstar will be very involved in the Rossoneri, even though he won’t be present at the training center daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The Swede will technically serve as a senior advisor. He’ll show up especially when Stefano Pioli asks for him. The ex-striker will offer his tactical suggestions and be a reference point for the locker room. He won’t loom over the coach, who’s on thin ice following their recent results.
Ibrahimovic has played for a couple of seasons with some members of the current Milan squad and is very well-liked. He’ll handle the relations between the players and the management and help their development as well.
The ex-marksman will have free range on game day. He’ll occasionally speak to the press on behalf of the side. He’ll also help out directors Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada on the transfer market with his recommendations and opinions, exploiting his experience.
Ibrahimovic wasn’t appointed with a very precise role because Milan want to take advantage of his charisma and versatility. His mansions will evolve over time. He’ll lead some commercial and brand awareness events and play a role in the project of building a new stadium. He’ll work closely with owner Gerry Cardinale in particular. The patron was the main proponent of the addition.
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