Braida denies Milan talks but sends message: “Anyone who wants me knows where to find me”

By Oliver Fisher -

Former sporting director Ariedo Braida has denied any contact with AC Milan regarding a return, but refused to rule out the possibility.

There is an abundance of speculation regarding a potential change in head coach over the summer, while there are even murmurs that Elliott Management could sell the club entirely.

Earlier this month, Tuttosport reported a new revolution for the Rossoneri could happen this offseason, and that Braida’s name has come back into fashion.

The 73-year-old worked under Silvio Berlusconi for over 20 years before moving on to become a scout and then a director for Barcelona, and the paper claimed that the fate of Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban could be key.

Now, Braida has given an interview to Tuttomercatoweb regarding his future, and did not rule out the idea of a reunion with the Rossoneri.

“Football is my life, I have always lived for football. I have been without a job for a few months, too many. I think I have something to offer this world,” he said.

“With the experience I have accumulated at various levels. Many years at Milan, five at Barca, and I still have the same enthusiasm I always had.

“I don’t like to talk about the past, it gives me a feeling of being old. I think about the future, I try to see what I can do. Sometimes it’s right to look at what has been done, but we need to focus on tomorrow. I’m looking towards the future.

“Milan haven’t contacted me. “I’m from Friuli and my mother always told me to never speak about others, just do your job well.

“If anyone wants to call me [they can], the idea of offering myself is against my nature and my way of thinking. Anyone who wants me knows where to find me.”

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