ALVISE CAGNAZZO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is swapping the football pitch for TV as he prepares to co-host popular Italian satirical show Striscia la Notizia next week… with the Milan striker who has yet to play a single minute for the Rossoneri this season
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make an appearance on Striscia la Notizia on Monday
- The program has been broadcast on Italian television for more than three decades
- The satirical news program is owned by former AC Milan president Silvio Burlusconi
By Alvise Cagnazzo for Mailonline
Published: 5:03 p.m. GMT, November 19, 2022 | Updated: 5:05 p.m. GMT, November 19, 2022
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make another TV appearance next week, having made an appearance at the Sanremo Festival last year, although he has yet to play a minute of Serie A football this season.
The Swedish giant is set to host the long-running Italian-language satirical program Striscia la Notzia on Monday, November 21.
Striscia la Notizia has been on Italian TV for more than 30 years, and by hosting the show – owned by a company founded by its former AC Milan chairman Silvio Burlusconi – Ibrahimovic will become the first Serie A player to do so. .
Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to make TV appearance after not playing a single minute this season
The 41-year-old’s special appearance will take place on Monday at 8:35 p.m. on Canale 5.
The AC Milan star will be the guest of honor and co-host alongside Sergio Friscia and Roberto Lipari.
The Swedish striker has already taken part in the Sanremo festival
According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Ibrahimovic’s move to TV hosting could potentially signal a change in his future in the country.
With his 42nd birthday less than a year away, it’s hard to see how Ibrahimovic can continue his playing career, and an appearance on one of Italy’s oldest and best-loved satirical news programs could mark the start of a new career path for the Swede.
The experienced forward’s first association with Antonio Ricci’s Striscia a Notizia dates back to 2011, when Ibrahimovic received a ‘Tapiro d’oro’ (Golden Tapir), awarded to celebrities and personalities who publicly ridiculed themselves.
The 41-year-old’s first ‘honour’ came when he was sent off for the second time in two matches over a decade ago, during his first spell at the club.
Ibrahimovic will also present in bookshops from November 22 a new edition of his book, Adrénaline, in which he details the Milan victory of the Scudetto last season, as well as the physical ordeal he underwent to get back in full form after a career marked by numerous injuries.
The 41-year-old received a Player Career Award at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai
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. Zlatan Ibrahimovic exchange field for television so he prepare co-host Striscia Notizia week next