Tuttosport: Elliott want Maldini to stay but the director has other ideas – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

Yesterday it was confirmed that Zvonimir Boban will be leaving AC Milan after less than a year in his role as Chief Football Officer.

It all stems from the interview he gave to La Gazzetta dello Sport, which club CEO Ivan Gazidis – who has taken over the reigns – believes was unauthorised.

On Friday, the South African joined the team at Milanello for dinner and was alone, demonstrating the fact that the communications with the sporting area are now at zero.

After Boban leaves the scene, it remains to be understood what Maldini’s future will be, with whom Gazidis has yet to speak in depth. According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the leaders of the Elliott fund would like the former captain to remain, but it is clear if he will accept a downgrading of his roles and responsibilities.

Put simply, Maldini will not put himself under the “orders” of Rangnick, a coach who he has already branded him as an unsuitable profile for Milan. All roads, therefore, lead to separation. In the coming days or at the end of the season, this will be seen. Paolo would be tired of the situation and could soon communicate his intentions to Gazidis.

Tags AC Milan Paolo Maldini