Ruud Gullit has dismissed former club Milan and the whole of Italian football as old and slow, and says that veteran skipper Paolo Maldini is not even good enough to play in Major League Soccer.
Gullit was a key member of Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan team of the late 80s and early 90s that dominated Italian and European football.
The Dutchman, now manager of MLS outfit LA Galaxy, has launched a withering attack on his former club.
“These days, Milan is an old team, it must change,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The elimination from the Champions League [against Arsenal] did not surprise me, the Rossoneri have not been playing well.”
Gullit also hit out at Milan captain Paolo Maldini, a player who most observers believe has been the side’s best player over the past month.
“Paolo Maldini is now 40 years old and even too old for the United States, I would rather take home with me Rino Gattuso,” he stated.
Gullit also attacked Italian football in general, specifically singling out champions Inter.
“Inter also look to me to be slow and predictable, the whole of Italian football seems very slow,” he added.