Saturday, September 23, 2023

Shock in Milan! The great Malini leaves the club

A myth of Milan is discarded. The Lombard club has announced the departure of Paolo Maldini, who took over the duties of technical director after returning to the San Siro as one of the great idols of ‘Rosonera’ fans for his illustrious career as a footballer.

Maldini, 54, hung up his boots in 2009 and returned to Milan in 2018 as director of strategy and game development. In 2019 he was promoted to Technical Director, a position he holds till date.

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“AC Milan announces that Paolo Maldini has ended his role at the club as of June 5, 2023,” Milan announced. “We thank him for his years of service in office, for contributing to a return to the Champions League and winning the Scudetto in 2021/22.”

maldini He spent his 25-year career at Milan from 1994 to 2009 And he was captain in his most successful period, winning five Champions Leagues, seven Serie A titles, four European Super Cups and one Club World Cup before retiring at the age of 41. ,

Champions League in 2021 and return to the ‘Scudetto’ in 2022

During Maldini’s period as technical director, Milan won Serie A in 2022, after eleven years without achieving it, despite a limited budget, with players signed by him, such as Rafael Leao, Theo Hernandez, Olivier Giroud, Fikayo Tomori, Mike Megnon or Brahim Diaz on loan from Real Madrid.

Furthermore, Milan return to the Champions League in 2021, seven years after their previous participation. Last season they lost in the group stage but in the current season they reached the semi-finals after being knocked out by arch-rivals Inter.

Milan will also be in the next edition of the Champions League as they finished fourth in Serie A on Sunday.

reasons for breakup

According to the Italian media, Milan’s players have been shocked by Malini’s departure. deviation with property Investments in follow-up projects and transfers, in addition to seeing his freedom of action limited, are the reasons that have ended the great former Italian full-back’s break with the club.

Maldini held meetings with Milan owner Gerry Cardinale and American investment fund Redbird, which will complete the purchase of the club in August 2022.

Discreet Serie A signings who don’t pay

The Cardinal is not satisfied with the team’s performance in Serie A, due to a ten-point deduction from Juventus in fourth place, and The signings of Charles de Kettelier and Divock Origi from Belgium last summer.

But regardless of the sporting performance, the two sides maintained a tense relationship. In fact ‘Feeling’ is never total Since Maldini renewed for two seasons in June 2022 after protracted negotiations.

Stefano Pioli puts on weight

“His daily duties will be carried out by a team that will work closely with the first team coach and ultimately report to the Managing Director,” said the Milan statement. After the changes, the position of the coach of the ‘Rosonero’ team, Stefano Pioli, will be strengthened.

Furthermore, the cardinal will be more present in Milan to direct the movements in the first person. with Maldini Sporting director Frederic Massara is also visiting. The responsibility of managing the market will now be in the hands of the employees. Geoffrey Moncada, who was the head of scouting for the ‘Rosonero’ club.

New Structure and New Policy

Together, Giorgio Furlani, Milan’s CEO since the departure of Ivan Gazidis in December, He would be in charge of implementing the new RedBird policy: rebalancing the squad by signing cheaply, selling expensively and betting on young talent.

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