Gattuso and Maldini to stay?! Leonardo is set to leave AC Milan!?
The end of the season is very close. There is only one match left, which will be played this weekend. AC Milan will face SPAL in Ferrara on Stadio Paolo Mazza. This match will be very important, because after its end we will known if the team will play in the Champions League or Europa League next season. Besides this other important things are expected to be known from this final match of the season. Better said it will be known who will coach the team next season, and who is going to be director of sport.
Before the 2019 started AC Milan signed Ivan Gazidis as CEO of the club. His arrival limited the decision power of the other directors of the club and every decision now must be approved by him. From this most hit was the club’s director of sport Leonardo. As our sources confirm Leonardo will leave the club after the season finishes. Last summer when Leonardo joined AC Milan he signed 3 year contract with the club. However in that contract there is termination clause which allows both parties to cancel the contract whenever they want. Knowing all of this it is most likely that Leonardo will leave AC Milan very soon!
AC Milan’s CEO Ivan Gazidis is prepared for this scenario. Our sources confirmed that Ivan has already identified the person who will replace Leonardo. That man is the current sport director of Lille, Luis Campos. Luis Campos is director which is very respected in the football world. He has created team of 6 people which allows him to work with great efficiency. His move from Lille to AC Milan should not be issue, because the French club is very close to Milan’s owners, the Singer family.
Paolo Maldini’s position on the other side is not under any risk. As we understand he will continue to work in AC Milan for many years to come. The owners believe he is crucial figure in the team, and the people can recognize Milan’s identity from him.
And for the end we left Gennaro Gattuso. Our sources from Milan believe that the chances which Gattuso have to remain on the bench are bigger every day. The team in the past month is performing very well, even though few players are missing. Also most of the top coaches which AC Milan would sign are either too expensive or already found new club. Ivan Gazidis likes Rino, and believes that he should continue to work in Milan.