Written By Jacobs Dunga
The club recently dismissed the technical director after a disagreement between both parties.
Gerry Cardinale recently met with club legend Paolo Maldini and the latter’s dismissal was the aftermath of the tense meeting.
The Milan owner sacked the technical director due to contrasting ideas and he is expected to be followed by sporting director Ricky Massara.
The decision to relieve both men of their duties came as a shock to some senior members of the squad who have expressed displeasure at the decision.
Fans have taken to the club’s base to protest against the dismissal of Maldini who is loved by Milanisti in general.
Two fans were pictured with placards outside Casa Milan with one of them reading: “Cardinale what the fuck are you doing?” As per MilanNews.It
Maldini’s sacking has caused uproar amongst fans and some players are worried about the direction the club is taking.
One of the reasons for the dismissal of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara is the future of Stefano Pioli.
The directors had identified the coach’s faults and were ready to tackle his choices which fell against the sentiments of the ownership.
Nicolo Schira reports that RedBird Capital see Pioli as untouchable and would rather let go of the directors for the coach to have his authority on the team.
“Among the reasons for the disagreement between the Maldini & Massara and duo Gerry Cardinale was the position of Stefano Pioli. In recent months the two executives were unhappy with the coach and were ready to question him, while RedBird deemed him untouchable,”
Incidentally, it was Maldini who masterminded Pioli’s arrival at the club and was there to back him severally against criticism and when it seemed like Ralf Rangnick was destined to take over at the club.
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