AC Milan technical director has won an award as Manager of the Year for his work to revitalize Milan both on and off the pitch.
The formerAC Milan
defender was honored today with the
Manlio Scopigno prize
for his ability to rehabilitate a club that had been in disarray and leaking money.
The committee that chose
for the honor issued a statement explaining why they picked the former Italy icon.
“After achieving history on the field with Milan and Italy, he is revealing himself to be a great director too.
“As a technical director of the Rossoneri, he has been able to combine excellent sporting results with a smart and long-term vision for economic development.
“He has been a fundamental figure to revitalize Milan and write a new chapter in an infinite story.”
Under Maldini's leadership, Milan returned to the Champions League after a seven-year absence and are now one point adrift ofNapoli
at the top of theSerie A table
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