Leonardo reveals he left Milan “because of personal misunderstandings” and does not regret quitting Inter for PSG.
The Brazilian began his coaching career at Milan, moving up from the role of director and talent scout, but reportedly had issues with CEO Adriano Galliani.
“I left Milan because of personal problems and misunderstandings, seeing as I started to feel left to one side by the club,” Leo told UOL Esporte.
“I was free at that point to accept any proposal and I had an excellent rapport with Massimo Moratti. I accepted the challenge of coaching Inter, which for me was a grand experience.
“Anyone who decides to join your team’s arch-rivals has to pay a price, which is perfectly normal criticism.
“My respect for Milan never mutated and neither has my affection for Inter.”
Leonardo did not last long at Inter either and walked away in order to work as a director at the huge Paris Saint-Germain project.
“I have nothing to regret. I left Italy because I received a proposal that was unique in football, as PSG offered me total freedom and autonomy to build a team worthy of the Champions League.
“I had to accept their offer, just as the offers from Milan and Inter could not be passed up.”