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Friday June 14 2019
Official: Boban returns to Milan

Zvonimir Boban has officially left FIFA to become Milan’s Chief Football Officer.

Boban had been working as FIFA’s deputy general secretary since 2016, but he will now return to Milan, where he won nine major honours between 1991 and 2001.

“I will always be grateful to FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the opportunity he gave me after his election in 2016,” the Croat told FIFA’s official website.

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Monday June 10 2019
Massara and Boban set for Milan jobs

Ex-Roma man Ricky Massara is the new favourite to become Milan director of sport, while Zvonimir Boban is working to free himself from FIFA.

Igli Tare had been the first choice for the role of sporting director in the new Milan, but he turned down the job in order to remain with Lazio.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, among others, the most likely candidate now is Frederic ‘Ricky’ Massara, who was just released from his contract at Roma.

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Thursday June 6 2019
Kaka: Milan on right track

Kaka believes Milan are finally ‘on the right track’ with Paolo Maldini set for the role of technical director.

Maldini is expected to be joined on Milan’s new-look board by Zvonimir Boban and possibly more of his former Milan teammates.

With that in mind, could Kaka be one of them?

“Boban and I talked about a lot of things, but he didn’t tell me anything about his future,” the Brazilian told Sky Sport Italia.

“I’m so sorry that they missed out on the Champions League by just one point.

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Thursday June 6 2019
Boban accepts Milan role?

Zvonimir Boban has reportedly accepted a role on Milan’s board and must now wait for FIFA to give the green light.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Boban will primarily act as a figurehead in Milan’s dealings with Lega Serie A, the FIGC, UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA).

The newspaper adds the ball now lies in the court of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who has been informed of the proposal.

The Croat played for the Rossoneri between 1991 and 2001, winning four Scudetti and a Champions League.

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Milan: Giampaolo yes, Tare maybe

Marco Giampaolo has reportedly agreed a two-year contract with Milan, while Lazio director Igli Tare is sorely tempted to join him.

The new Rossoneri are taking shape with Ivan Gazidis and Paolo Maldini taking charge.

According to Sportitalia, Giampaolo has whittled down the details of a two-year contract with option for a third season.

He just needs to terminate his current deal with Sampdoria by mutual consent, which should be done on Monday, as a meeting with President Massimo Ferrero has already been booked.

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Tuesday June 4 2019
Boban set for Milan role?

Zvonimir Boban could reunite with Paolo Maldini as the new Milan director of sport, according to the Corriere della Sera.

The Croatian was part of that triumphant Rossoneri side from 1991 to 2001, retiring after one season at Celta Vigo.

He worked as a pundit in Italy and Croatia, but in 2016 was appointed Deputy Secretary General of FIFA.

Maldini is due to accept the role of technical director, leaving that of director of sport to Boban.

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Friday January 4 2019
Boban: ‘FFP punishes Milan clubs’

Zvonimir Boban feels Financial Fair Play means “Inter and Milan will struggle to get back on track”  unless there is reform.

The measures were introduced by UEFA to try and curb reckless spending in football, but many have complained that the rules only entrench the current most powerful clubs.

“If there are no corrections to the Financial Fair Play system, Inter and Milan will struggle to get back on track,” Boban told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
Boban: ‘Juventus are CL favourites’

Milan legend Zvonimir Boban sees Juventus as Champions League favourites, but “we have to see how they’ll play against the very big teams”.

The Bianconeri have won Serie A for the past seven seasons in a row, but haven’t won the Champions League since 1996, losing in two finals in recent years.

To address that they signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in the summer, smashing the Italian transfer record.

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Monday October 8 2018
'Milan 3-4 years from greatness'

Former Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban believes the Rossoneri are ‘3-4 years away’ from returning to ‘greatness’.

Milan seem to have found stability on and off the field for the first time in years, and Boban hopes that will be the catalyst to his old club competing for honours again.

“I hope they can start a new cycle and that within 3-4 years, we’ll see Milan again in all their greatness, but we need a lot of work. I wish them well,” the midfielder-turned-FIFA secretary told Radio Anch’io Sport.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Montella: ‘Andre Silva will start’

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella says his “only certainty” is that André Silva will start against Spal.

The Rossoneri face the newly-promoted side at San Siro, and the Portuguese striker will be given the chance to impress from the start.

“Silva was involved on Sunday, he felt the win even if he didn’t play,” Montella said in his pre-match Press conference.

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