Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Milan Legend Paolo Maldini Unlikely To Become A Coach - Cesare Maldini

Cesare Maldini has stated that the Rossoneri servant is unlikely to try his hand at being a tactician.

Milan veteran Paolo Maldini is set to retire at the end of the season. The 40-year-old’s distinguished 24-year playing career will finally come to a close.

However, his father, former Italy coach Cesare Maldini, does not believe his son will enter a coaching role as some may suspect after his retirement.

“I don’t think Paolo will become a coach once he’s done playing,” he told Stadio News on Wednesday. “At this moment nothing has been decided, he still has so many options, even outside of football.”

The former Rossoneri boss then turned his attention to the current affairs of the Italian national team under coach Marcello Lippi.

“I think Lippi is looking at all the player’s who were involved in the European championships, it does not look like a completely new team. As for [Antonio] Cassano, that is a personal choice of Lippi’s and it should be respected.”

Cesare also commented on the the state of AC Milan and does not believe the team require a complete overhaul to return to a competitive level.

“AC Milan do not need a renovation to return to winning ways. After so many years, they will miss my son, but I think Thiago Silva will do very well. There are clearly some changes needed, but nothing major.”

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