PAOLO MALDINI says there is zero chance of him returning to AC Milan on the board despite the arrival of new owners.
The legendary former defender revealed in October that he had rejected an offer to re-join the club he spent his whole playing career at.
He was offered the position of technical director at the San Siro, but the Italian released a hefty statement at the time outlining his dismay at the running of his ex-side.
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However, Li Yonghong has since taken over the club from Silvio Berlusconi and the new president’s arrival sparked rumours of a renewed attempt to get Maldini on board.
But speaking to Sky Italia, the 48-year-old ruled out the possibility of him going back on his original decision.
Maldini said: “Absolutely not. I made my decision a long time ago and I think it was right and well considered.
“I spoke to them in October, the deal was closed a month ago, my doubts remained.
“Of course my love for the team always remains, even sadness due to the end of the Berlusconi era that led players and fans to incredible experiences.
“There was a meeting but it was not successful. I was lucky enough to be able to express what I thought without being tied to anything that would make me change my mind.
“I can be right or wrong but independence of thought is the most satisfying thing in my career and I do not want to change that.”
Maldini spent his full 24-year playing career with Milan and appeared over 900 times for the Serie A giants.