Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Maldini: I will help AC Milan if asked

Paolo Maldini legend has admitted that he would take the opportunity to work for the Rossoneri once again if an offer was made and that the current situation at the club is due to a lack of foresight.

The 45-year-old admitted when he retired he did not want to go into coaching and indeed turned down the opportunity to work with Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea in 2009 but he now won’t rule out a role with the Rossoneri.

“If one day there is the chance to collaborate and I can still give to something to Milan, I will surely be available.” Maldini told BeIn Sport.

“When I stopped playing I made a choice, I did not want to become a coach and I have not even taken the course. With me not having worked with Milan may seem strange to many people, but in fact of all my teammates during my 25 years with the club virtually no one works for the club.

“So it is not an odd situation, it is the policy of the club and we have to adapt this.”

As for the current difficulties: “Milan is going through a difficult period because two or three years ago they had 11 or 12 players that formed the side previously and the club failed to bring in adequate replacements because the financial resources are different from the past.

“There was perhaps a lack of planning that has meant that this generational change has been felt more than it should.

On the current head coach: “[Clarence] Seedorf? I know him well as a player, but as head coach everything is different and must prove himself.

“It’s not easy because he has a very unbalanced team and for him it is a very important and difficult test. It is not the ideal situation to undertake his new profession.”

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