Milan chief executive Giorgio Furlani will be tasked with resolving tensions in the Milan camp following the sudden sacking of technical director Paolo Maldini.
The legendary former defender left the club on Monday after a brief but tense meeting with owner Gerry Cardinale, a situation that has thrown the Reds into a state of chaos.
Fans were enraged by this action and the hashtag #CardinaleOut grew rapidly on social networks.
Maldini, who spent his entire 24-year playing career with Milan, was a key figure in the team’s return to Serie A’s top flight, bringing in a number of key players to help the side lift their first Scudetto in a decade.
According to La Repubblica newspaper, tensions have started to build between Milan’s players following Maldini’s sacking, a situation that director Furlani will now have to try and resolve, starting with the renewal of Mike Maignan’s contract.
Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez, who were both convinced by Maldini to commit their futures to the red and black club, are also unhappy and the situation could prompt them to start exploring plans to leave.