According to club Director and legend Paulo Maldini the owners of AC Milan, want to bring the club back to the top of football as quickly as possible.
In an interview reported by Football Italia, Maldini insists the plan is not a ten-year plan, or he wouldn’t be there.
Milan has been through a lot of changes in recent years.
They have had three different owners, none of which appeared to have a solid plan to revive the fallen giant, until according to the former player.
Maldini admits it’s not been easy, but its something they have to go through.
“It’s a delicate moment but also part of the club’s regrowth.”
“Three ownership changes in a few years have undermined the team, and this year’s coaching change is something we didn’t expect.”
“It was a decision we made reluctantly, but there was a need to turn to an experienced Coach with strong ideas for a young team.”
“If you make a decision in the middle of the season, it means the season is already over.”
“If you make it at the start it can rush you, but it can also have an impact on your season.”
Maldini and his family are Milan through and through. He understands better than most the pain the fans and the club is going through.
He is adamant though he and the powers that be are giving their all.
“The journey is difficult, the fans and those who watch Milan have a more complete idea of the situation, but I’m used to criticism.”
“I’m doing my best: whether I stay won’t depend on results.”
He is joined on the board by another legend Zvonimir Boban. The pair not only want to fix things but they also guarantee they will, and the sooner the better.
“The fact I’m here working with Boban means we don’t want to take 10 years getting back to our previous level.”
“Our presence should be a guarantee for a return to the top-level within an acceptable timeframe.”
Given Milan’s current situation, it appears they have along way to go before coming close to the glory days of old.
Maldini and company have their work cut out to convince the Rossoneri faithful they can deliver on their promises.
While Stefano Pioli did win a European Cup and Scudetto as a player with Juventus, he has never won anything as a manager.
A manager who has “strong ideas” as Maldini puts it, is not necessarily a manager who can come good on them.