Former AC Milan player and coach Carlo Ancelotti has described the club as his home for 13 years and has also spoken about the importance of Paolo Maldini in the history of Milan.
Speaking to the press after the pre-season friendly between Milan and Real Madrid in the early hours of Monday morning (via SempreMilan.it), Ancelotti made his feelings about Milan clear.
“Milan is always Milan, the colours remain the same even if the people change. The affection for this club will always remain intact,” Ancelotti said.
Ancelotti played for Milan between 1987 and 1992 when he retired, and he later become the coach of the team, a spell that lasted from 2001 until 2009. He won the Champions League twice with Milan as a coach, and Serie A once.
He was both a teammate with and then a coach for Paolo Maldini before leaving the Rossoneri, so he is very well placed to talk about the former technical director who recently got dismissed by the club.
Ancelotti emphasised just how important Maldini is in Milan’s history, saying: “Paolo [Maldini] is the history of Milan and will always remain in the history of Milan. It always creates a certain feeling to face Milan, which has been my home for 13 years. It’s an unforgettable memory.”