Leonardo has opened the door for a return to Inter, but ruled out the possibility of working with Milan again.
The Brazilian official is now available for hire after he brought his stint at Paris Saint-Germain to an end in the summer.
Having previously bossed both San Siro outfits, he’s been paired with a possible return as a director given the expectant changes at boardroom level.
“I don’t think Milan would want me,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “After what happened there, a return would be impossible.
“A breakdown with Silvio Berlusconi? Yes. Nothing can make me change my mind, so I don’t see how I could go back.
“Whoever throws a punch can forget, who receives it doesn’t.”
It’s understood that the Rossoneri are heading for a change of direction with Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio, set to take over from CEO Adriano Galliani at the end of the season.
“I don’t know her and I wouldn’t be able to judge her ideas. But what Galliani has done in history remains extraordinary.”
Across the city, meanwhile, changes have already taken place given that Massimo Moratti has sold 70 per cent of the Beneamata to Erick Thohir.
“I don’t know if Thohir wants me, but I have a close relationship with Moratti,” Leonardo noted. “He knows all about me and my ideas.
“If Thohir was to call then it would be because of the information Moratti has on me. However, to start a new role during the course of a season is never ideal.
“This break in my life is a moment of reflection, to enjoy my family. But I don’t want to be out of the game for too long.”