AC Milan is pleased to announce the appointment of Zvonimir Boban as the Club's Chief Football Officer (CFO), a newly created role. Boban will be responsible for the co-ordination and oversight of the Club's Sporting Area activities and will work closely with the Club's CEO Ivan Gazidis and the newly appointed Technical Director Paolo Maldini.
Today Zvonimir Boban is returning to Milan, to the Milanello Sports Center, in a pivotal role central to the growth project started by Elliott last summer, with a singular goal - returning AC Milan to the élite of world football.
AC Milan's CEO Ivan Gazidis said: "I am very excited to welcome Zvone back home, in our Club. I am confident that, thanks to his background, experience and his skill set, Zvone will contribute significantly to the growth and development of our Sporting Area and will lend invaluable support to the Club's institutional relations with Football bodies. Together with Paolo Maldini, I have at my side two individuals of undisputed quality and competence who are able to convey our vision and build an increasingly competitive and successful AC Milan."
Zvonimir Boban wanted to tell his emotions and explain the reasons of his choice: "I am very happy to return to my beloved Milan and I will give my contribution to bring him back where he deserves to be. Milan must be a leading and winning club, because this is the only nature of its history and it’s the nature of our fans and their passion. I will give all of myself for this cause and for the Rossoneri colors. When Paolo called me to check on my availability, I jumped into my car and went to his home in Milan in the middle of the nigh to evaluate the state of the art. After talking with Ivan and the property, everything was clear. And here I am, in my city, in my Club I love and in a land that has given me so much. I hope I can repay the trust placed in me. I would also like to thank the President of FIFA Gianni Infantino who, although he is an “interista”, has been a true friend and has understood that this was a call similar to the one I got 3 years ago. Impossible to say “no”. Forza Milan!"
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