Former AC Milan striker Inzaghi reveals that he hasn't been contacted yet about the AC Milan job
Filippo Inzaghi has stated that contrary to recent speculations, the former Milan forward is yet to offered the Milan job. Italian media was rife with speculation that the former Italian international was all set to take over from his ex-Milan teammate and Dutch international Clarence Seedorf after the Rossoneri failed to qualify for Europe this season.
Having lost almost as many matches as they won, and missing out on their first season of European football in a long time, it is fair to say that AC Milan didn’t have the greatest of seasons. Just when it looked as though it was all going to be set right and Filippo Inzaghi was set to take over as manager of the club, the former AC Milan striker has now come out and said that he still hasn’t heard anything from the club about taking the senior job.
With Milan not qualifying for Europe and the squad in dire need of some major overhaul, AC Milan were said to be looking at Inzaghi to head the changes. The ex-Italian international striker who is currently in charge of the Milan U-19 team was to take over from Clarence Seedorf, who was only appointed in January. Although the Dutchman, who was given a two-and-a-half year contract by Milan, had 11 wins from 19 games, the club’s failure to qualify for Europe meant that Seedorf’s position has been increasingly under threat.
Over the past week or so, Italian media have been claiming that Seedorf is set to be sacked imminently and replaced by Inzaghi. However, the former striker who spent 11 seasons at the San Siro has told the official club website that he hasn’t been contacted thus far.
Inzaghi said: "I'd like to underline that I'm the Primavera (under 19) coach and will be until June 2016 and I've had no other communications regarding that. I'm a club employee and obviously if they ask me to cover other roles, I'd be happy to, otherwise I'll do the job that I'm doing now. What I've been reading has been emotional for me. This club is my life, my history,”
The striker also went to say that he is ready to do anything that the club asks him to do. He added: "I stopped playing for this club and anything they ask me to do, I'll do. I could have left in January but I was happily forced to stay. Until I'm told otherwise, I'll continue to work with my players".
Although the results have improved dramatically under Seedorf, unlike his predecessor Allegri, the Dutchman seems to be on a very short leash.