GdS: War of words proves Maldini’s Milan fate is already sealed – who will control the market

By Oliver Fisher -

Paolo Maldini is almost certain to leave AC Milan this summer if Ralf Rangnick arrives in some capacity, according to a report.

Multiple reports are suggesting that Rangnick’s words on Friday serve as confirmation that he will become the next head coach and sporting director of Milan.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) on Monday, coexistence between Rangnick and Maldini would be practically impossible.

There are currently no certainties on the arrival of the German: despite rumours becoming increasingly insistent, is not yet official. In recent days, however, the German has been quite clear about what he wants if he were to arrive at Milan as he outlined the powers that he would like to take such a role.

Maldini’s words on the German of a few weeks ago should not be forgotten, as the technical director said Rangnick “is not the right profile for Milan”.

He then hit out at the Red Bull chief again this morning in a staggering interview, stating: “Speaking of a role with full managerial powers in both the sports and technical areas, Rangnick invades areas where professionals work with regular contracts.

“I would therefore have a piece of advice for him, before learning Italian he should give a review to general concepts of respect.”

That is conclusive evidence of the fact that the former captain is increasingly hanging in the balance, and it is rumoured that at the moment it is Geoffrey Moncada – the Milan chief scout – will be in charge of the next summer market.

Tags AC Milan Paolo Maldini Ralf Rangnick