Is BetHard’s Brand Ambassador and co-owner, Zlatan Ibrahimović, on His Way Back to the Premier League?
by Glenn Baird - December 19, 2019
As if the announcement of high-profile names like Carlo Ancelotti weren’t enough, it has also been rumoured that BetHard’s Brand Ambassador, Zlatan Ibrahimović, could be on his way to meet up with his old manager at Everton’s Goodson Park.
There can be little doubt that if Ancelotti has been given the job, and it looks increasingly likely that he has, he will have been promised a large pot of gold to get the Merseyside club up and out of the relegation zone.
Ibrahimović will be available on a free transfer but if he is to follow Ancelotti to Goodison he too will need assurances that the Everton board are prepared to dip their hands into their pockets and build a team that is capable of supplying the giant Swede with the ammunition he needs to get in amongst the goals.
At 38 years old, whatever move Ibrahimović makes next is likely to be his last as a professional footballer. There had been rumours that he might make his way back to old club AC Milan, but that deal appears to be off the cards. One thing that is clear is that despite his age, Ancelotti still rates the all-time top Swedish goal scorer and would have welcomed him back to Italy during his spell as Napoli manager.
The two men are rightly considered legends within the game. Ancelotti can boast managerial posts at Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli, winning major trophies at every club other than Napoli. Whilst Ibrahimović has been found spearheading the attack at Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
Hearing these two names connected to Everton, a club that looks destined to spend the second half of this season in a relegation dogfight is maybe not as surprising as it might first appear. Both careers appear to be on the wane, with Ancelotti looking to resurrect his after a tough time in Naples, whilst the Swedish giant will be looking for a final resting place, one where he’ll be valued and still capable of making the difference.
Ibrahimović and BetHard
Zlatan Ibrahimović became co-owner and brand ambassador for BetHard back in March 2018. The footballing icon has been using his profile to generate interest in the brand by appearing in a series of adverts and on the Bethard website.
Ibrahimović said back in 2018 that he has been looking to ally with one of the big gambling companies and cites BetHard’s connections to his roots back in Sweden as a key factor in him making that decision:
“I have obviously been intensively courted by betting companies throughout my career, but up until now I have not been presented to anything that has triggered me,” said Ibrahimović. “With BetHard, there was something different. It’s a company with Swedish roots, the founders are from my home town and they are true challengers who really want to do things differently.”
In a series of 3 highly polished adverts, all spoken in Bosnian, Zlatan explores his hard and his soft side through his humorous interactions with another character who appears alongside him in each one.