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The Rossoneri captain may continue his work for the club sooner than expected...

Milan legend Paolo Maldini is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season and despite his declarations that he will be taking a break from football to consider his future, he could be set to have a role in developing young talent at the club.

According to Tuttosport and Milannews, the veteran defender could take charge of the Rossoneri youth system. Maldini, a member of the club's youth system himself, would take over from Ruben Buriani, whose contract expires this June.

The club have been criticized for not developing their own talent over the past few years, while Juventus have youngsters like Sebastian Giovinco, Claudio Marchisio, and Paolo De Ceglie coming through their system. Meanwhile, city-rivals Inter can boast Mario Balotelli, Davide Santon, and Robert Acquafresca in their ranks.

The 41-year-old defender made his debut for the club at the age of 16 in 1985 and has endured a highly successful career winning a myriad of trophies with the club over his 24-year playing career.

Adam Scime, Goal.com

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