There are a number of reported factors behind the decision to sack Paolo Maldini from his role as technical director at AC Milan and one of them centres around Paulo Dybala, a report claims.
As has been reported by Calciomercato, a bone of contention between the upper management of the club and Maldini was the decision to pursue a move for Charles De Ketelaere rather than Dybala.
The Argentine was available on a free transfer and ended up joining AS Roma instead. Whilst dealing with many injuries, he has been their key player this season whilst De Ketelaere has failed to impress.
That decision from Maldini, as well as his comments in the press where he suggested a move for Dybala would have suited the corporate project, were part of the deterioration in the relationship between him and Gerry Cardinale.
Whilst not yet officially announced, sporting director Frederic Massara is also leaving the club.