The drama continues at AC Milan. After Zvone Boban was sacked for making inappropriate comments about the club leadership, in addition to criticising Ralf Rangnick, Paolo Maldini also went out on a limb a few days ago.
Just like his former colleague, Maldini denied any contacts with the German manager, at least based on what the owners have told him. The interview with ANSA was certainly extraordinary, catching the attention of the fans.
However, although it has been more than 24 hours since the interview was published, Milan haven’t responded to the technical director’s comments. Speaking live on Sky Italia (via MilanNews.it), Peppe Di Stefano explained why this is the case.
“You can interpret in a thousand ways. It might be because everything is frozen and that decisions will be made at the end of the season. Perhaps if the season is resumed, Milan will get Europe and maybe they [the directors] will be confirmed.
“Or you can still interpret it this way: Milan can’t publicly support Maldini and his comments because they have already chosen Rangnick. The German is the most likely candidate to replace Pioli.
“Elliott and Gazidis haven’t got used to press releases, interviews, comments. Yesterday they didn’t confirm, they didn’t support Paolo Maldini, but they didn’t even deny it.
“Then we’ll see in late June if Boban was right, that the agreement with Rangnick had already been made, or if Pioli-Maldini lives on,” he stated.
It remains to be seen if Ralf Rangnick will arrive this summer but it certainly looks like it could happen. After all, Milan are preparing for a youth revolution this summer and the Red Bull director would be a perfect addition.