AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic shares his difficulties in relations with his former locker room


By: Manu Tournoux

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now in the glory days of AC Milan but from his office. Retired from sports since last May, the Swedish giant has become the right-hand man of the owner of the Lombard club, Gerry Cardinale. His position is a bit vague. Above all, he occupies a hybrid position by being involved in the sporting field, the life of the first team but also in certain commercial operations, marketing, or even the young rossoneri. Although it has now been 8 months since he joined the organization, the former striker is still finding his feet, particularly in his relationship with his ex-teammates, who have become, in a way, his subordinates. “It’s very easy, either they do what I say or I’m not here anymore”he jokes to the press.

“No just kidding. It’s not easy because these guys were my teammates not too long ago. There is great respect between us, but I have to make certain decisions without being too friendly. I have to think about the good of the club. The guys are doing well, it’s a young team that is very hungry, a great desire to win” continues the 42-year-old manager, before returning to his new experience. “Working with Gerry opens doors to different fields for me. I have a lot to learn. I love making a difference and I want to have an impact. Where will I be in 5/10 years? In business or focused on my private life, I don’t know. But I’m not afraid of challenges.” Like player, like leader.

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