Shevchenko denies AC Milan links; defends Boban and Maldini

By Isak Möller -

In an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews.it), AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko responded to the rumours linking him with a return to the Rossoneri, denying any contacts with the club in recent weeks. 

Yesterday, reports from TMW claimed that the former striker is the favourite to replace Marco Giampaolo, should the San Siro side decide to sack their manager. However, his interview suggests something else.

“I love Milan but the club has never contacted me and I’m not thinking about them for the time being. I’m the manager of Ukraine and all my effort goes to my country,” he began.

The Rossoneri have won just two of their first six games of the season, which has resulted in heavy cricitisms towards Giampaolo, as well as the management. However, Shevchenko assured that the team is on its way back to the top.

“Maldini and Boban are the real guarantees of Milan, who will recover soon. The club is in my heart and will not go anywhere,” he concluded.

On Saturday evening, Giampaolo’s men will face Genoa away from home, which is expected to be the last chance for the manager to save his job. Should they lose, then one can expect to see a new manager soon.

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