It was revealed that Maldini was approached a fortnight ago by Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani to pull on the boots again for the remaining games of the season.
Cesare Maldini told TMW: "Even when I read the newspaper I was amazed.
"You should ask the Rossoneri at this point: Paolo is a character but is like me, very strong, and if you make a decision that is it.
"He is very attached to Milan, of course, but last year took this important decision: it was celebrated around the world, he is happy to have stopped playing, so I do not see how he would think again.
"Then, of course, his life is his and also because he is stubborn, he does not listen to anybody."