The Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a greater impact on Italian football than his Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a former Rossoneri coachAlberto Zaccheroni. Ibrahimovic has been instrumental in the development of Italian football with more impact than Cristiano Ronaldo, Zaccheroni, the former coach of AC Milan posits.


The 39-year-old has made a huge impact since joining Milan in January, scoring 11 goals in 20 games in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign.He has been equally in good form this season despite missing out on a month of football action after contracting Covid-19, which has seen him score eight goals in just seven games since the new season started. One of the best strikers of this generation, Zlatan has once spent two years with his new club side, helping them win the Serie A title in 2011.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, has been doing very well since joining Juve from Real Madrid in 2018, scoring 75 goals in all competitions. Zaccheroni, however, is no doubt one of the most influential players in Serie A. He told Giornale that of all the top players he has coached, he regrets not coaching Zlatan. He added that Zlatan is permanent and wondered why he has never won the Ballon d’Orand expressed the fact that he has created more balance than Ronaldo and has always carried his team.

Ronaldo still hasn’t been disappointed so far in his Juve career. The striker was left out of the Champions League clash between Juve and Barcelona after contracting Covid-19. The Old Ladies had to play without Ronaldo, being defeated 2-0 by Barcelona at the Allianz Stadium.

In light of his performance at Juventus, the club is looking forward to putting up their star player Cristiano Ronaldo for sale in the summer transfer with big clubs like PSG and his former club Manchester United showing interest in signing the forward.