Milan Slated to Extend Contracts of Maldini and Massara

Milan fully plan to continue relying on Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara as their top two executives. They are on expiring contracts, but the club will re-up with them. Their extensions are reportedly highly likely, if not even formalities at this point, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Elliott fund that owns the club is content with the performances on the pitch and from an economic standpoint. The two directors have managed to build a competitive team without necessarily splurging on the transfer market.

Maldini and Massara will probably put pen-to-paper on their new contracts with Milan right after the end of the season. Everybody within the club is fully focusing on the title race and Coppa Italia, where they have reached the semi-finals. They will both get multi-year deals. As further evidence of their future, they have been devising the summer plans for quite some time.

The legendary defender returned to the club as an official in 2018. He became de facto the reference point of the front office after the tumultuous divorce with Zvonimir Boban and the departure of Leonardo a year later.

In that same summer, Milan hired Frederic Massara as a sporting director to replace those who left, and he and Maldini have been working shoulder to shoulder even since under the supervision of CEO Ivan Gazidis. The 53-year-old previously spent time at Palermo and Roma. He assisted first Walter Sabatini and then Monchi before a short turn in the apical position behind the scenes with the Giallorossi.