La Repubblica headline this morning, stating, “Ibra votes for Antonio: now Conte is Milan’s priority,” regarding the future of the Rossoneri’s bench. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the newly appointed Senior Advisor of RedBird and the Rossoneri, has been advocating for this solution, with Stefano Pioli’s future at the club still in doubt beyond the summer.
Repubblica report how Ibra is backed by a close relationship with the former Italian national team coach, Conte, seen as the ideal figure to lead Milan back to victory.
The operation is not considered straightforward due to high salary demands from Conte and significant market requirements. It’s unlikely that the former coach of Inter and Juventus would accept the sale of one of Milan’s top players, namely Mile Maignan, Theo Hernandez, and Rafael Leao.
However, the discussions appear to be quite advanced, and the push to bring Conte to the Milan bench has been notably propelled by Ibrahimovic.