Luciano Spalletti brushed off reports of a job offer from Milan. “My return to Italy is impossible, as I am staying with Zenit.”
The former Roma and Udinese Coach had been linked with Massimiliano Allegri’s bench by Italian papers this week.
“My return to Italy is impossible,” he told Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.
“I am staying with Zenit. Of course, if the club decides to get rid of me, then that’s another matter. I see Allegri at Milan next season and Aurelio Andreazzoli staying with Roma. I think they are the right Coaches.
“I also feel Fiorentina are going to really torture Milan in the fight for third place this term. I am pleased to see the Viola playing such good football and climbing up the table, as they set a positive example.”
The Champions League looks set for an all-German Final at Wembley, as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both put four goals past Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
“The results are a bit exaggerated, but German football was already exploding on to the scene two years ago,” argued Spalletti.
“When I had time off, I went to see a few games in Germany and you could see they were transferring the enthusiasm of the crowd on to the pitch. The stadiums are always full and the people celebrate even when they lose.
“Their style also reminds me of the great Ajax, as there are no precise roles. Every player can do everything. It is a philosophy that can be exported.”