AC Milan have announced the appointment of Paolo Maldini as the club's new technical director, while Zvonimir Boban joins as the club's new chief football officer. 

It comes amid a period of transition at the club as they attempt to return to the height of Italian football, and Maldini - a club legend after a trophy-laden 24 year playing career with the Rossoneri - takes over from his previous role as sporting strategy and development officer. 

Speaking about Maldini, Ivan Gazidis told the club website: "Paolo embodies that quality and those values that are the building blocks of our Club. I am happy to have him at the helm of our sporting area. 

"With him, we will be able to build a modern club, formed by professionals of the highest quality. It will be a journey we will pursue together to achieve a challenging and compelling project, one which will require great energy and dedication. I am confident Paolo will be able to project his experience, his vision and his leadership. 

"Paolo is an integral part of ​AC Milan and knows the way to success. He will be an important point of reference for everyone."

On the appointment of Boban, who won it all with the club as a player between 1991-2001 he added: "I am very excited to welcome Zvone back to his home, to our Milan team. 

"Because of his characteristics, his experience and his skills, I am sure he will make a decisive contribution. to the growth of our sports area and will guarantee a decisive added value in our club's relations with the major football institutions.

"With Paolo Maldini I have two managers of unquestioned quality and competence at my side, able to transfer our vision and make choices more adequate to build an increasingly competitive and successful Milan ".