After refusing Sino-Europe Sport’s offer to become Technical Director at Milan in October, Paolo Maldini spoke to Radio 2 and elaborated on his doubts about the club’s takeover, which is set to be completed on March 3.

“I am more and more convinced about my choice [to refuse the new ownership’s offer]. Mainly because one week before the closing, the doubts for me remain the same,” the five-time Champions League winner said.

“My future? I do not know for now. For now I am happy as it is. I never expected anything from Milan and I believe it is right to feel it this way. I gave a lot to the club, but also received the same.

“However, if return to work in the world of football, who knows when, it will surely be with Milan. Meanwhile, I hope that Milan will qualify for the Europa League next season.”

Maldini not keen on Milan return | Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

The former captain was also asked about his deceased father Cesare during the interview.

“My father was not severe. He was old-fashioned, born in the 30s with a certain kind of education, with the football experience from the 50s and 60s when players were at Milanello from Monday morning to Sunday.

“I tried to change him a bit, keep him somewhat more up-to-date. But it was far from rude,” Maldini concluded.

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