The agent of Marcelino has denied that his client has a deal in place to take over as the new head coach of AC Milan next season.
It was claimed earlier on Wednesday by Mundo Deportivo that Milan have already lined up their successor to Stefano Pioli, who has so far not managed to turn around the fortunes since Marco Giampaolo’s disastrous start to the season, with the team sat 10th in the league.
The Spanish outlet are reporting that Paolo Maldini contacted Marcelino around a month and a half ago to present his project and obtained the commitment from the Asturian coach to become the new boss once this season has finished, and the 54-year-old has even refused offers from other clubs to respect his agreement.
However, Calciomercato.it have now contacted Marcelino’s lawyer Eugenio Botas directly to get some clarity on the reports, and he has issued a firm denial.
“We must say that Marcelino has never met Paolo Maldini and has not received, to date, any offer from Milan for the next season,” he said.
“Therefore, the information is incorrect and does not adapt to the current reality.
“It is clear that Marcelino wants to coach a great European team next season and Milan is one of the most important for his history,” he concluded.