Cafu: ‘Aldair right Coach for Roma’

Legendary Brazilian full-back Marcos Cafu “hopes Paolo Maldini will remain at Milan”, while also believing that former defender Aldair would be the “right Coach for Roma.”

The 48-year-old played for both the Rossoneri and the capital club over an 11-year period while plying his trade in Serie A.

The double World Cup winner is in Madrid, where he will attend the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night.

“It’s never good when a Coach who did a good job is sacked,” he told Sky Sport Italia when asked if he expected Gennaro Gattuso’s exit.

“They didn’t qualify for the Champions League, but I believe that Coaches should get at least two full seasons in the job. Now I hope that Paolo Maldini remains and can do something important at the club.”

Gattuso left on the same day as director of sport Leonardo, while Maldini is still deciding whether to accept a bigger role or walk away.

“Leonardo always knew it wouldn’t be easy at Milan. He is a serious professional, however, and will soon find a new role elsewhere.”

Cafu won the Scudetto during his time at Roma before leaving to join the Rossoneri, and he shared his thoughts on who the next Coach of the Giallorossi should be.

“At this point in time I think they would have been better off just sticking with Eusebio Di Francesco, he was doing a good job. I don’t know who the next Coach will be, but I think Aldair could be the right person.”

No-nonsense centre-back Aldair spent 13 years in the capital winning the Scudetto, a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa title in his time there.

He retired in 2009, but the 53-year-old is yet to really branch into management.