SILVIO BERLUSCONI has said that elderly can control the players and has reportedly said he knows who will coach.
Clarence was Silvio Berlusconi’s number one choice to replace Massimiliano Allegri and he led the move to sign him despite Adriano Galliani’s inclination to put Inzaghi on the job but it appears that Berlusconi doesn’t want Seedorf anymore.
Yesterday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport gave Seedorf a 5% chance of coaching Milan next season and from interview to interview it looks like Berlusconi has begun to undermine the coach of the club he owns, like he did with Allegri.
“This morning I met many people at the Sacra Famiglia (retirement home), who could control Milan’s dressing room well,” President Berlusconi told the Italian media outlet Telelombardia yesterday after doing community service at the retirement home that specializes in patients with dementia (Berlusconi is doing it on court’s order after he was convicted of tax fraud).
The press believes that this was a clear indication of the little faith Seedorf is being given from the club and despite the excellent results of late, it’s almost inevitable that the Dutchman will walk after the season is over in two weeks. Berlusconi stated earlier this week that “We’ll decide together (about Seedorf) at a meeting of the board at the end of the season. Clarence has a contract that says he’ll be with us for the next 2 years.” There are a few alternatives already to replace Dorf.
Some websites have an unconfirmed quote from Silvio, who allegedly said: “I have an idea about who Milan’s next coach will be, but I won’t say it.” Luciano Spalletti, who was sacked by Zenit in March, is one of the leading candidates and he will be in Milano next week (for personal affairs, officially). Spalletti is also being considered an alternative to Antonio Conte.
Of course Pippo Inzaghi and Roberto Donadoni are also in the running for the job but if Allegri and Seedorf teach us anything, the only way Berlusconi will be satisfied with the man on the Rossoneri bench is if it’s him coaching the team.