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Former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic lands senior role at Milan

Former Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to the Rossoneri as a senior advisor to the club’s ownership and senior management.

Swede Ibrahimovic, who can also count Inter, Ajax, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United as former clubs in a glittering career, retired at the end of last season.

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He has now been employed by Redbird – the American investment firm that own Milan. According to a statement from RedBird, the 42-year-old will ‘play an active role across the club’s sporting and business operations and will help reinforce the club’s winning culture.

‘His mandate will include player development and high-performance training, advancing AC Milan’s global brand and commercial interests, and supporting special projects of strategic importance, including the club’s new stadium.’

Ibrahimovic, who won two Scudetti with Milan, said: “My love for the Rossoneri will never die, and the opportunity to be a part of its future in a meaningful way is something I could only have dreamed of.

“I am grateful to [RedBird founder] Gerry [Cardinale] for making this opportunity available to me. I have greatly admired the commitment, passion and hard work RedBird and senior management have demonstrated since acquiring the club.

“This is not a decision that I take lightly – it is one which is very important and personal to me and my family. I’ve thought long and hard about the first steps in my post-playing career, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to start that journey as a member of RedBird and AC Milan.

“For me and my family, this is truly a homecoming with the cherished club where I ended my playing career and am now starting my next chapter.”

Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani added: “Bringing a leader like Ibra as an advisor to AC Milan’s leadership team underscores our commitment to the future success of our club for the benefit of our players and our fans.

“We’re fortunate to have access to Ibra’s creativity and expansive network of relationships across European Football to continue elevating the club on a global stage.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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