Ahead of Italy’s friendly with Holland, Dutch legend Marco Van Basten comments on Mario Balotelli, Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg and admits he’d love to be Coach of Milan.
Tomorrow evening the two nations face off in an international friendly in Amsterdam and Van Basten is expected in the stadium.
“I am working to one day become a Coach in Italy,” the current Heerenveen boss told Sky Sport Italia.
“Where would I like to be Coach? At Milan, where I have friends and know the whole environment. However, Italian football needs to sort some things out, as only Juventus have a modern stadium.
“In my day San Siro was always full and it was wonderful, while many fans also travelled around the country to watch us play. So many problems accumulated, like the betting scandal, poor referees and old stadiums.”
Van Basten also cast his eye over the recent problems Dutch players have had in Serie A, as Inter sold Sneijder to Galatasaray and Roma continue to bench Stekelenburg.
“I don’t understand how Roma can leave out Stekelenburg when he is the best goalkeeper in Holland. As for Sneijder, Inter clearly wanted to get rid of him and I don’t know why...”
Milan signed Balotelli from Manchester City and he is set to lead Italy’s attack against the Netherlands tomorrow evening.
“I would gladly coach Balotelli. Maybe if he comes to Heerenveen!”