More and more details are starting to emerge about what led AC Milan to part ways with technical director Paolo Maldini and the tensions between him and coach Stefano Pioli were a part of it, a report claims.
As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the lack of cohesion between Maldini and Pioli was far from the sole reason for Maldini’s dismissal, but it was one of many factors that led to the split.
The report details that both Maldini and Pioli were very good at keeping their disagreements out of the public eye for the good of the team and the club, but the hierarchy stood much closer to Pioli than Maldini.
The overall feeling seems to now be that Maldini’s plans and methods were at odds with too many sections of the club. That led to a gentle deterioration of the relationship and Gerry Cardinale chose to act quickly.