A press report states that Italian football legend Paolo Maldini, former technical director of AC Milan, will approach Saudi Professional Football League Rochen in the coming days.
Fabrizio Romano, a transfer market expert, wrote on his account on the AX website: “Paolo Maldini is the leading candidate for the post of sporting director of the Jeddah Football Association.”
He added: “The former Milan coach must decide his future soon, given the presence of a serious offer from the Saudi club.”
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Maldini, the leading candidate to become the new director of Al-Ittihad with a new head of the Saudi Arabian professional league. 🇸🇦
The former Milan director, who will soon decide his future, is being considered as a serious opportunity for Al-Ittihad.
Al-Ittihad also recently fired Nuno Espirito Santo. pic.twitter.com/mNQRkEYypJ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 10, 2023
The Red Bird group, which owns Milan, sacked Maldini after last season due to disagreements.
Paolo Maldini helped Milan win the Italian title in the 2021-2022 season, and a year later he left the management of the Rossoneri.
Ittihad Jeddah FC is aiming to retain the Roshan League title it won last season as it prepares to compete in the Club World Cup next December.