When they were both in New York last month, Moratti made an offer to Maldini to join Inter.
But last night, the Inter president explained: "I just said 'what are you doing?'. It was a form of courtesy and consideration. But I did not mean to refer to a role as a coach or even an internal role with the team.
"It was just the estimation I have for him that I wanted to express.
"I know that he is very attached to Milan."