ROYAL RETURN AC Milan appoint club legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban in new roles with Serie A club

AC Milan legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban have been appointed in new roles with the Serie A club.

Boban, 50, is leaving his position as deputy secretary general at Fifa, which he took up in 2016, to become the club’s new chief football officer.

Ex-captain Maldini, who spent 25 years at the San Siro, has been confirmed as technical director with the Serie A giants

Gennaro Gattuso departed as Milan head coach in May after the club missed out on Champions League qualification.

Maldini was already employed at the club as sporting development director following his appointment in August, but he starts his new role this summer.

Boban described the club as his ‘family’ and Milan as his ‘home’.

The Croatian spent 10 years as a player from 1991 until 2001 and won four Serie A titles and the Champions League in 1994.

“I have a burning desire to help this glorious club, which means so much to me, to return where it belongs”, he said.

Milan finished fifth in the Italian top flight this term, missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League by one point.

The seven-time champions of Europe have not played in the Champions League since 2013-14.


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