AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation want to keep Paolo Maldini at the club, a report claims, but under one condition.
Tuesday morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive) reports that Elliott will gladly keep Maldini around for the new era, but only if he will work less on the sporting side and in more of a business capacity.
That is because the Rossoneri wish to entrust Ralf Rangnick with a new youth-oriented project and he will likely bring his own team with him to Italy, so Maldini would work more under CEO Ivan Gazidis.
However, this is not something that the former club captain would find appealing, so the two parties are moving towards another separation. An eternal bond with Milan would be a valid reason to stay and try to bring the club back to the glories of the past, but Maldini does not agree with the visions of Gazidis and Elliott.
The farewell of Zvonimir Boban and that of Stefano Pioli at the end of the season will also push the manager towards saying goodbye, as a matter of principle.