Saturday, May 23, 2009

Maldini The Best Milan Player Of The Last 20 Years - Berlusconi

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has talked about coach Carlo Ancelotti and the imminent retirement of the legendary Paolo Maldini...

After Carlo Ancelotti declined to clear up the mystery surrounding his future at Milan, the Rossoneri's president Silvio Berlusconi confirmed that nothing has been decided about the coach's position as yet.

"I have repeated certain concepts regarding Carlo Ancelotti more than once," he said to Canale Italia.

"We love him, he is considered a family member at Milan. Let's first see how this season ends: after that we will sit around a table and decide what's best for Milan's future."

The Italian Prime Minister also spoke about the club's iconic defender Paolo Maldini's retirement.

"In the list of best Milan players of the last 20 years, I would put him on top, with [Franco] Baresi just behind," he continued.

"We always loved Paolo and we still do, because he has always shown great professionalism and dedication to the team."

On who should replace him as captain, Berlusconi said: "I think we have a player who has a big heart and who is also a great man, which is [Gennaro] Gattuso."

Maldini has already suggested that he sees Kaka as the ideal captain, while midfielder Massimo Ambrosini is also considered a candidate for the skipper's armband.

Danilo Pochini,