Report: Total agreement between Elliott and Maldini over Paolo’s return, he’d act as the head of the technical area

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Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon during the 'Match for Peace' game at Stadio Olimpico. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon during the ‘Match for Peace’ game at Stadio Olimpico. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Paolo Maldini is reportedly very, very close to joining Milan as ‘only the signatures are missing’.

A revolution is in sight for Milan as the Chinese era is practically over and Elliott are increasingly taking over the club, a process that will be completed soon.

There have been conflicting reports over what Elliott are planning to do with the club as it’s unclear whether they’ll manage it for a few months before selling it, or immediately hand it to the highest bidder.

But in any case, there are growing voices that Elliott are ready to change things at management level, and it appears that they are set to bring Paolo Maldini back into the club. Maldini was offered a role in the Chinese Milan but was not convinced by the project nor the role, but now it can happen.

Milannews.it suggested yesterday that contacts had been accelerated between Maldini and Elliott and today, the online version of il Giornale claims that Paolo and Elliott have found a ‘total agreement’ over the return of the legendary #3, and the only thing missing is the signatures. If the report is true, then Maldini would act as the head of the Technical Area – which is the role he originally asked for.

The arrival of Maldini in such a role could obviously mean the end for DS Massimiliano Mirabelli. There are voices that Marco Fassone could also be replaced, while Gattuso’s position is unclear.

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Barney
Barney
2 years ago

Yes pleas yes hahaha

Chio
Chio
2 years ago

Best Signing

C
C
2 years ago

Im getting tears in my eyes this is the best thing they could have done best news in many many years regarding this club

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  C

Crybaby

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago

Finally good developments

BGL
BGL
2 years ago

Awesome news, for once.
To me, the greatest player ever to play for this club. Hoping this will finally be a step towards revival

Shields
Shields
2 years ago

Anyone could tell me, exactly what’s different roles and responsibilities between Technical Director – Maldini and Sport Director – Mirabelli, even if he wouldn’t be fired? I ‘m so confused

HorneyBarney
HorneyBarney
2 years ago
Reply to  Shields

Maldini wont take Mirabelli’s role. Thats reserved for Napoli’s sporting director Giuntoli and Fassone’s position is gonna be taken by former Milan CEO, Gandini.

kwabena Adu
2 years ago

Am glad Maldini is coming back.Forza Milan

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

Best news, should’ve never let him go in the first place

One thing:

How is Elliott able to do such signings since they will sell the club. What if the new ownership don’t want Maldini on their management?

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
2 years ago
Reply to  Ted

Any owner that tried to get rid of Maldini would be hated by everyone. Elliott knows this.

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
2 years ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

100% true.

Kourosh
Kourosh
2 years ago

At least something good will come out of this mess, if this report is correct.

O'GABB'S
2 years ago

The best form of peace comes after quarrels! Welcome home our forever bandaria.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago

I’d love Maldini back with us but we need clarity once and for all. Season isn’t that far away and we have no idea whether we are kicked out of europa for sure or who is managing the club. Not to forget the reinforcements we desperately need. Today Juventus signed ronaldo and that’s a great sign for serie a. Now milan should get this sorted out and start building on this.

Sosa
Sosa
2 years ago

Ronaldo is now a Juventus play,what is milan doing in the transfer?

Jibola
Jibola
2 years ago

They signed Ronaldo and we about to sign Maldini. Quite consolatary.

Naz
Naz
2 years ago

In fairness to UEFA kicking us out was a last resort and i doubt they wanted to but put yourselves in there position? They had no choice given the state of Li’s affairs namely his financial one I think now that Elliott has taken over and we’re in the hands of professional people with a lot of money we’ll get reinstated Its in Elliott’s interest to have a club in Europe as I’d imagine its worth more money because of it plus it seems like they care about how there perceived to us fans otherwise why would they get Paulo… Read more »

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Naz

Naz, I think it is a good move to put Maldini in the board. And get rid of the two ridiculous buttmunches of FASSOBELLI.

But, however, a footballer in a costume does not mean he will be a good manager. So, let’s hope, that at least Maldini with the most DNA of all of us will succeed and knows what to do.

I mean, Ajax has Overmars and Van Der Sar in their management and believe me. They stink. Really bad.

Naz
Naz
2 years ago

Hey Mathijs, I agree it don’t always work but there’s something about Maldini that’s just different, he already owns part of a club in America i think its Miami but I’m not sure, so i think he already knows what’s involved I also think he’s the kind of man who when he puts his mind to something he always succeeds, he even tried his hand at tennis at a very late stage only a few years ago and qualified for a pro doubles tournament, now i know being a famous former player probably helped get him there but its still… Read more »

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Naz

I hope so. There’s something special about Maldini. As if he is very reserved, calm and intelligent. And has a lots of Milan DNA. Like you say, football or tennis, everything he does, he does it with success.

I think it would be the best signing this summer. Hopefully Kaka, Albertini, Gandini and Costacurta will follow.

HorneyBarney
HorneyBarney
2 years ago

Gandini is coming back and Napolis Giuntoli will take Mirabellis place.

Wes
2 years ago
Reply to  Naz

FYI that “team in Miami” is a NASL team not the Beckham owned team you are thinking of that has been awarded an MLS franchise slot in 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_FC

tcl00
tcl00
2 years ago

My fellow Milanisti, I am back and resurrected. This is what I have been wanting all through. R.IP Fassobelli!! Long live the King PAOLO!!!

Calm down
Calm down
2 years ago

Li the so-called owner who I can’t remember addressing anything if at all ever heard an interview of him. No wonder Maldini is inn immediately after Berlusconi sold/lost whatsoever the club to Elliott. Welcome back Paolo.

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

My favourite player of all times. One of the strongest personalities in football. One of the best things I ever read on this blog. I just hope it’s true.

alamin
alamin
2 years ago

Finally good news. This is the first good management decision to make. I think Mirabelli will go to be replaced by Umberto Gandini. Fassone may however stay. Gattuso is untouchable for now as Maldini believe in him. There is a lot of work to be done though. I also believe that for Maldini to accept any role the Elliot must have convinced him. This means they have very good plan and are ready to immediately put good money for transfers to strengthen the team. It may also means some players will go. As for Juve signing Rinaldo today, I say… Read more »

Mads Andersen
Mads Andersen
2 years ago
Reply to  alamin

You said what I was going to say. If Maldini is on board, it must mean that something solid is in the works.

RK
RK
2 years ago

So it turns out Maldini and Boban were right about the ownership. I commend them for there honest and accurate insight. I was initially worried about Elliot taking over but anyone but the Chinese in control is a good start.

It seems as if Elliot are going to help the club back on there feet and inject some cash into the club. The negative is this whole circus will not be resolved anytime soon. But in the long term, I think this is all a good thing

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  RK

Yes, they were right in the first place. Also, Shevchenko disliked a lot

Milanmario1
Milanmario1
2 years ago

Finally the king is back!! This is a very positive sign if he accepts. Elliot are clever if they do this because by providing a solid strategy and financial back up they can only increase the price for the new owner. May this be the new beginning for Milan, the one we were all dreaming at!! Now let us have €150m for transfers, clear the debts and we can fly again. Would love to see the two muppets out, Maldini with some other pros in the management and Rino on the bench with this team getting cleaned a bit and… Read more »

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanmario1

The 150 will not be used for transfers. Only for operations and debts. This is how far milan is declined

Milanmario1
Milanmario1
2 years ago

Yes you are right but hopefully they’ll put some money up for the 3 quality signings that Rino wants. Wonder who are those 3? Any thoughts?

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanmario1

Hahahahaha let’s see, I am calling Professor Xavier right now, maybe he can read Gattusos mind hahahahaha.

But if I were Gattuso, I’d say

Immobile
MIlinkovic Savic
Quintero or Dembele from Spurs

But I hope

James Rodriguez
Lukaku
Modric

But those are just dreams

Milanmario1
Milanmario1
2 years ago

Hahaha good shot but considering our situation I think those targets are way to ambitious for now. We shall see

jus me
jus me
2 years ago

hey someone add me back to the milan group.. I exit it by mistake…18768568723 that’s the number reagon add me back

Nado
2 years ago

The team need a quick change

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

A true legend, and perhaps the best Milan player of all time. But, considering our situation, nothing to really get excited about. Gatusso holds the keys to our success next year, and beyond that Elliot. We need to hope they sell to someone fast, someone who has the money and whose here for the long run. Otherwise, Elliot can always choose to get their investment back by stripping us from our assets (Donna, Suso, ect …) one by one, leaving us to play with the primevera. Maldini is a signal that they want to make us more attractive, but the… Read more »

Mathijs Van Sloun
Mathijs Van Sloun
2 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Pessimistic, but not unrealistic. Though, I think Elliott is making the right decisions to upgrade Milan. The only danger I read from an financial institution is that they will upgrade Milan and sell it asap. So Maldini might leave again then. That would be a great disaster then.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

That’s a fair assessment my friend. But I’m worried as hell now, more worried that this will literally be the beginning of the end. Mr Li’s moves have suprised all of us, and the entire fianancial world. We are deep in the drangon’s layer my friend.

soheil balini
soheil balini
2 years ago

Albertini for CEO? Pretty please!

kess
kess
2 years ago

This is a great news. let all the Inter milan moles go.

montenapoleone
montenapoleone
2 years ago

I was always a bit annoyed with the saga surrounding Paolo and his possible return in a management role. I can only apologise because Paolo saw all along what a fraud Li was. No wonder he didn’t want to be involved.

John
John
2 years ago

Now Elliot are in charge am a little bit more confused. Y didn’t Li sell. Y risk losing everything. An investigatory panel needs to be set up

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
2 years ago

Something wrong is going on, the worst that can happen is Milan being banned or dropped to lower league in case there’s a scam our beloved club is used for money laundering. How did Elliot lend money to Li if Li does not have money? Why did Berlusconi sell the club to Li when there’s was known stable rich people who wanted to buy the club? who would risk losing this much when a sale of Dona or Suso would have covered up that 32m. Somiething fishy going on, I hope it’s just my assumptions. Happy Maldini is back! I… Read more »

WhereIsTheSpirit
WhereIsTheSpirit
2 years ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

Gattuso is not as smart as Seedorf but he has proved bringing the winning spirit to the team. All he needs is asking help to Van Basten to develop tehnical area for attacking lines. Van Basten had proved turning Ibra from none to a deadly assasin in the penalty box when Koeman asked him to join Ajax’s coaching staff.

judebest
judebest
2 years ago

Comment:I’m happy that Milan is about to take a new shape..

Milanmario1
Milanmario1
2 years ago

Hmmm, reports now say that Fassone remains in charge, Maldini is set to reject his position with the club because he wants a position that gives him power to decide, and lastly Loca is being sold for 12m. With all these going I feel with Elliot will be no different as it was before. Ffs!!