Technical director Paolo Maldini has advised Ralf Rangnick to ‘review the general concepts of respect’ after requesting ‘full managerial powers’ to accept a role at Milan.

The director faces an uncertain future at San Siro, as Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis looks set to offer Rangnick full power at Milanello, a move that would completely restructure the hierarchy at the club.

The former RB Leipzig coach has asked for ‘certain influence’ if he was to accept the offer and has claimed he ‘in some situations need power to get things moving’.

Maldini has hit out at the German director for invading the turf of directors and that of current coach Stefano Pioli, who are ‘working with regular contracts’ at the Rossoneri.  

“As I have never talked to Rangnick, I don’t understand on what basis his statements are made, also because I have never been told anything by the owner,” Maldini told news agency ANSA. “Some consideration, in my opinion, must be made.

“The German director in fact, speaking of a role with full managerial powers in both the sports and the technical areas, invades the areas in which professionals work with regular contracts.

“So, I have some advice for him, before learning Italian, he should review the general concepts of respect, as there are colleagues who, despite the many difficulties of the moment, are trying to finish the season in a professional way, putting the good of Milan to their professional pride.”

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