AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management were not impressed by the words of director Paolo Maldini in a recent interview, a report claims.
Maldini joined up with sporting director Ricky Massara and Chief Football Officer Zvonomir Boban this summer to form part of a new-look board at the Rossoneri.
However everything has not been plain sailing and there have subsequently been doubts about the ambition of Elliott, who seized control of the club last year.
Marco Giampaolo was sacked after 111 days in charge and Stefano Pioli was appointed as a replacement despite most fans believing Luciano Spalletti was a better option.
In addition, Boban recently revealed that his desire is to ‘get results tomorrow’, adding that that is not exactly what the ownership have in mind.
According to il Corriere della Sera – as cited by Calciomercato.com – Elliott ‘declined to comment’ on Maldini’s words, though they did not appreciate him placing such importance on short-term goals.
They claim that ‘nervousness is filtering from the Rossoneri environment’ and that his comments have ‘shaken’ the club.