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Saturday March 7 2020
Official: Milan sack Boban, 'back' Pioli

Milan have officially sacked director Zvonimir Boban after his public row with CEO Ivan Gazidis, who in turn reiterated “our full support” for coach Stefano Pioli, despite the Ralf Rangnick revelations.

The situation at Milanello had clearly reached breaking point after Boban spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport, revealing Gazidis had “gone behind our back” by contacting Rangnick for next season.

It was reported Boban had been fired for ‘just cause’ by a letter last night and that was confirmed this evening by a statement.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Gazidis reiterates Milan faith in Pioli

There are reports CEO Ivan Gazidis told Milan players that Zvonimir Boban is out of the club, with Paolo Maldini to follow, while assuring faith in coach Stefano Pioli.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Gazidis spoke to the squad after today’s training session, where for the second day running he was the only club representative at the ground.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Gazidis taking control at Milan

The transfer of power at Milan seems to be in full swing, as for the second day running, only Ivan Gazidis was present at the team’s training ground.

It has been open warfare between the sporting and organisational sides of the club since Zvonimir Boban told La Gazzetta dello Sport that Gazidis had “gone behind our backs” to contact potential new coach Ralf Rangnick.

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Thursday March 5 2020
Zlatan to discuss future with Gazidis?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be open to stay at Milan beyond this season but will allegedly seek reassuring updates from CEO Ivan Gazidis.

The Gazzetta dello Sport writes that the proposed new coach Ralf Rangnick “will not need Zlatan” at the Rossoneri, but their own journalist Nicoló Schira now reports that the player's agent Mino Raiola is preparing to discuss with CEO Gazidis.

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Wednesday March 4 2020
Milan ultras: 'Wash dirty linen in private!'

The Milan ultras have released a statement urging their current and former directors to “wash your dirty linen in private” after a series of ugly public spats.

Over the last few days, director Zvonimir Boban has openly accused CEO Ivan Gazidis of “going behind our backs” by contacting coach Ralf Rangnick for next season, without informing Boban or Paolo Maldini.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Reports: Rangnick full powers at Milan

Sport Expressen also now claim Milan have agreed a three-year contract for Ralf Rangnick to take over as both coach and director of sport, so could there be a mass resignation in protest?

The former Schalke 04, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig manager is currently head of sport and development at Red Bull, overseeing their various franchises around the world.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Mirabelli: 'How is Maldini a director?'

Former Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli hit out at Paolo Maldini. “Having him as a director is like a doctor who didn’t go to elementary school.”

The feud between the men had already been evident for some months and flared up again after Zvonimir Boban blasted CEO Ivan Gazidis.

“Maldini was a great player, but he should be asked: ‘What have you ever done to become a director?’” Mirabelli told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Vieri: 'Gazidis cowardly with Boban'

Christian Vieri blames “cowardly” Ivan Gazidis for the chaos at Milan and warns Zvonimir Boban “is not a puppet, he says things to your face.”

Director of sport Boban seems to be on his way out, either with a termination of the contract by mutual consent or with a dismissal.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Can Milan keep the stars?

The proposed change of hierarchy at Milan has led to speculation regarding the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gigio Donnarumma, Ante Rebic and Simon Kjaer.

The former Sweden international returned to San Siro during the winter and helped Stefano Pioli lift the mood in the camp and spur the team to go on a great run after the winter break.

His contract expires in June but includes an option to extend for another year with the Rossoneri and CEO Ivan Gazidis has already voiced his great impression of the 38-year-old.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Three-year deal for Rangnick?

Milan have, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, already offered Ralf Rangnick a three-year deal at San Siro, with an option of a fourth.

The reports in Italy are claiming that sporting director Zvonimir Boban’s goodbye is imminent and will be official within a few days.

The Gazzetta dello Sport writes that the path set by the Elliott fund is pointing towards a new system under the German Red Bull director.

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