Monday May 5 2014
Maldini: 'If Milan want me...'

Paolo Maldini launched a new attack on Milan, their infrastructure and strategy, but is “ready to work with them if given the chance.”

The former defender has been fairly open about his disagreements with current joint CEO Adriano Galliani, plus the job offer he turned down from Paris Saint-Germain.

“Milan are going through a difficult period because two or three years ago they sold 11 or 12 players all together, those who had formed the basis of this squad in previous years,” Maldini told BeIn Sport.

“The club did not find adequate replacements, especially as the economic potential is different to the past. There was perhaps a lack of planning that made this generational change more painful than it should’ve been.”

Clarence Seedorf won the Derby della Madonnina last night, but reports continue to suggest the Coach will be fired at the end of the season anyway.

“I know him well as a player, but as a Coach it’s completely different and he has to measure himself up against this new position.

“It’s not easy, because he has a team that was constructed in a very unbalanced way and therefore it becomes an even tougher and important test for him.

“Let’s just say this is not the ideal situation to start a new profession.”

Maldini’s father Cesare is a Coach and many of his former teammates have gone into management, but Paolo insists he wants nothing to do with the bench.

“Once I retired from playing I made a choice, which was not to become a Coach. I didn’t even take the coaching course.

“The fact that I don’t work for Milan might seem strange to many people, but in reality of all the people of accompanied me in my 25 years with the Rossoneri, hardly anyone still works there.

“It’s not so strange, it is just the strategy of the club and we must adapt to it. If one day I am given the chance to work with and give something more to Milan, then I am certainly ready.”

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