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Maldini keen to stay with AC Milan beyond retirement

Paolo Maldini admits he wants to stay involved with AC Milan after he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

The Rossoneri legend said: "My youngest son thought I had already stopped playing when we went on our Christmas holiday to Miami. The eldest knows what's going on and would like me to carry on, but… I love this sport, training and working with a team, but I cannot ask for more than I have had from my career."

He has won every trophy imaginable with the Rossoneri and hopes he will remain a symbol of the side even after retirement.

"I am not afraid of this step, as I had plenty of time to think about it. I will certainly have to change my day to day habits and find a different type of work. I will miss the daily training sessions and experiencing things in a group of 50 people. Perhaps I'll collapse completely!

"I would like to continue living in my city and hopefully working with Milan, putting my experience at the club's disposal. I think there is room for many options, as the experience of former players who competed at the top level can be useful.

"We'll decide together with Adriano Galliani and President Silvio Berlusconi. I would like to have an active role, though, and not just a ceremonial position."

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