AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has come out to shed light on his sacking as a board member and more managerial details about the Milan board. Maldini was fired from his duties as Milan technical director after the end of last season. During Maldini’s reign, AC Milan got back into the Champions League and also won a Serie A title.
Maldini has also called out Club President Poaolo Scaroni for not being aligned with the ethics of AC Milan and respecting the gravity and history of the club. In the recent interview, Maldini has come out to leave no stone unturned regarding the workings of the historical Italian club.
Paolo Maldini sheds light on AC Milan sacking
After remaining silent for six months, the former AC Milan technical director and one of the club’s greatest legends, has finally come out to publicly speak about his sacking.
Maldini opened up on how it happened by saying that it was Gerry Cardinale, CEO of RedBird Capital, the company that has recently bought AC Milan, who called him and informed him that he and his right hand Ricky Massara were sacked and stated the reason to be the fallout with CEO Giorgio Furlani.
It was shocking for everyone in the world of football, especially after what Maldini did to the club, which was struggling to even play UCL football, when the Italian legend joined in 2018. Maldini stated, “And at the end of last season: three Champions League campaigns played in a row, Scudetto after 11 years, Champions League semi-final after 16, positive balance after 17. But if you’re on edge, one season is enough to ruin the previous work”.
Paolo Maldini rips at Milan president
Paolo Maldini, who was an icon for people in Milan, was sacked within 48 hours of the ending of last season, which came as a shock to him, the fans and everyone related to the club as it was under Maldini’s management that the club got the Serie A title and a Champions League semi-final tie back at San Siro.
The Italian legend has come all guns blazing against Club President Paolo Scaroni and has stated that “Milan deserves a president who only looks after its interests and managers who don’t leave the team alone. He never asked if the players and team needed encouragement.”
He has also added that he “often saw Scaroni leave when the opponents equalized or took the lead, perhaps just to avoid finding traffic, but punctually in the front row for the Scudetto.” However, Maldini has assured his love for the club and that “a 36-year bond is too strong and will remain forever.”
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