The way that Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini are being treated in Milan has ‘sickened’ Fabio Capello. He is further displeased by Giorgio Chiellini writing an autobiography.
Capello began his interview with Corriere dello Sport by maintaining that Juventus won the Scudetti ‘on the pitch’ in 2005 and 2006 after they were stripped due to the Calciopoli scandal.
“There were great directors [Luciano] Moggi and [Antonio] Giraudo, we won [the two Scudetti] on the pitch,” he told the paper. “Calciopoli took away our Scudetti and gave them to others.”
In the 1990s, Boban and Maldini played under the 73-year-old for Milan and last summer were appointed club chiefs. However, the Croat left feeling undermined by the pursuit of Ralf Rangnick by Elliott Management in March and appears to be being followed by his ex-teammate from San Siro.
He says of Milan:
“The way they treat Boban and Maldini makes me feel almost sick. They have shown as directors the sincerity that they have as players.
“I was going to do what Boban did, and not wear a jersey. Dignity comes before all else.”
Finally, the former Roma boss was asked about Chiellini’s new autobiography, which has caused a stir already. He “didn’t like” the fact that he wrote one, himself having refused to do so:
“I have been asked many times to write a book. I was offered considerable sums. I just don’t like reading some things. For me, play, not talk about football.”