The management of Paolo Maldini as director of AC Milan has come to an end, the club announced Tuesday in a brief statement, after reports surfaced of a break between the former defender and the team’s new American owner, Gerry Cardinale.
“AC Milan announces that Paolo Maldini He concluded his role with the club effective June 5, 2023,” the club said in the statement. “We thank you for the years of service in your position that contributed to the return to the Champions League and with him shield in the 2021-22 season. The day-to-day activities will be carried out by a team that will work closely with the coach of the first team and reporting to the executive director”.
maldini54, was captain for a long time as a player of the Milan and is one of the favorites of the fans. The decision to dismiss him was criticized by some fans of the Rossoneri.
According to the reports, maldini and cardinal They did not agree on how to approach the transfer window. maldini indicated that the team needed a deeper roster to compete in the next Champions League after losing to him Inter de Milan in the semifinals.
Milan he could not defend the title of the A series and finished the season in fourth place, 20 points behind the champion napoli.
cardinal believe RedBird Capital Partners in 2014 and is a managing partner of the firm that acquired interests in the team that adds seven European championships for 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in September.
maldini He assumed management in 2019 and was recognized for putting together the squad that won last A series.
three generations of maldini They have played for the team. his father, Cesare, he was also captain and led the team on two occasions. his son, Danielis a current player of the club and is on loan with the Spezia.
Paolo Maldini helped the Milan to win five European Cups and titles of the Champions League as a player, he also won seven Scudettos with the Rossoneri.