AC Milan director Leonardo will leave the club on Monday and could return to Paris Saint-Germain, a report claims.
The Rossoneri won 3-2 at SPAL in Sunday’s final game but it wasn’t enough for a top four finish, as both Atalanta and Inter came out winners in their games against Sassuolo and Empoli respectively.
Club CEO Ivan Gazidis hinted at a summer shake-up in light of missing out on the major objective, and now La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that the wheels are in motion.
The newspaper states that Leonardo’s position has ‘weakened’ due to failing to qualify for the Champions League, and mentions that there are likely problems between the Brazilian and Gazidis.
Leonardo came aboard last summer as part of a new look board that Elliott Management put together, and he has helped negotiate the signings of Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Samu Castillejo and Diego Laxalt, plus Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek in January.
A return to Paris for the 49-year-old seems the most likely option. He worked there from 2011 until 2013, and many of his core – which includes Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani – are still there now.