Legendary Italian football manager Fabio Capello (73) sharply criticized the Milan leadership saying that he is disgusted at the way the club treated Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.
In an interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, he said that it was scandalous how the club treated Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.
Namely, the former captain of the Croatian national team left Milan at the end of March after the executive director Ivan Gazidis decided to bring Ralph Rangnick to the club without his knowledge. Boban publicly criticized the club's leadership and was then fired. Maldini is still at the club, however his role at San Siro is marginalized and it is increasingly likely that he will also leave the “Rossoneri”.
“I feel bad when I see how Milan behaved towards Maldini and Boban. I know them very well, I must say that they showed the same seriousness as managers and as footballers. They always behaved with dignity and professionalism,” stressed Fabio Capello.
“I would do what Boban did. Dignity comes first and foremost,” added the legendary Italian expert.
Capello also referred to the autobiography of Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, which raised a lot of dust in the Apennines.
Many times I have been asked to write a book. They offered me substantial sums. However, for me, football is played, it’s not a story,” said Capello.
During his career, Capello led giants Juventus, Milan, Roma, Real Madrid, the national teams of England and Russia, as well as Chinese Jiangsu Suning. He won 13 trophies, including the Champions League on the bench in Milan in 1994.
Fabio Capello is ‘sickened’ by #ACMilan’s treatment of Zvonimir Boban & Paolo Maldini and ‘doesn’t like’ Giorgio Chiellini writing an autobiography https://t.co/lt4XCt40r3 #Juventus pic.twitter.com/l39pl5gDtV— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 11, 2020
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