Paolo Maldini has spoken on his future in football, a potential role at Milan, the clubs new owners and Silvio Berlusconi on his impending departure from Ac Milan.
Since his retirement back in 2009, Maldini has been continuously linked with a role at his former club. An upstairs role has been discussed but nothing has really materialised over the years. Maldini also ruled out a coaching role post retirement including turning down an offer from former manager Carlo Ancelotti to join his Chelsea staff.
“Milan is a great love for me. However, for now it’s not in my future.”
Under new ownership, Milan are expected to once again compete with the likes of Juventus, Napoli and Roma for Champions League football qualification, the Scudetto and more importantly, adding an eighth Champions League title to their record.
“New Milan? I have a life, I’m tired of this story. Milan will always and forever a great love for me. For now there is nothing.”
“The affection of the Milan fans have no boundaries anywhere.”
“I think it’s the duty of those who buy foreign clubs to go see the history of these clubs.”
“I have always said that the president of a club cannot considered his. Milan have millions of fans in world & should be respected”
In a 24 year career at the Rossonerri and under the ownership of Silvio Berlusconi, Maldini won 26 major honours with the club, which included seven Scudetto’s and five Champions League titles. A number which has seen him won more than rivals Inter and Juventus have in the history of Europe’s biggest competition.
“Berlusconi’s departure? It affects me. I arrived at Milan when there was another president and have witnessed change of ownership”
“He [Berlusconi] has been an incredible president. The most successful and innovative in modern football.”