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The former Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners, the owners of AC Milan, as a senior advisor to the Italian club’s “ownership and senior management,” on Monday, December 11. The 42-year-old will also serve as the operating partner with the RedBird Capital Partners to work on a “sports and media and entertainment investment portfolio”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who announced his retirement from professional football in June, is going to make his return to AC Milan for the third time in his career, but it will be an official capacity this time around. During his illustrious career, he turned up for big clubs like Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, LA Galaxy, and more.

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In their detailed statement RedBird Capital Partners revealed the responsibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as an operating partner, which read, “As an Operating Partner at RedBird, Ibra will collaborate with RedBird’s global investment team in supporting the firm’s existing investment portfolio across sports, media and entertainment. 

He will help source and evaluate new investment opportunities for the firm, and will advise RedBird portfolio companies on commercial projects, digital content strategies and strategic brand-building initiatives to extend their presence on a global basis.”

The responsibility at AC Milan for Zlatan Ibrahimovic will allow him to take the Italian club to the next level, the statement from the RedBird Capital Partners read, “At AC Milan, Ibra will serve as a Senior Advisor to Ownership, which is led by RedBird and includes the New York Yankees, one of RedBird’s longest standing partners in sports.” 

“Working in close coordination with both AC Milan Ownership and Senior Management, Ibra 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,” it concluded.