Prospective Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi has reflected on the ‘great rapport’ he has with Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
The retired striker’s early work on the bench with the Rossoneri’s Primavera side has led to an offer turned down from Sassuolo in January and continued speculation that he is now in line to replace Clarence Seedorf in the summer with the senior side.
For the 40-year-old, his relationship with the club’s President, Vice-President and director Barbara Berlusconi has been key to his recent career turns.
“I remember when I was at Juventus, every time we came to play the Trofeo Berlusconi, they told me ‘you have to come to us’,” Inzaghi has commented this week to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“There is a great rapport. If I had not been offered to train the Primavera by Galliani then I would have continued to play, I have a special relationship with him, with the President and with Barbara.
“I thanked Sassuolo for the offer that they made me in January, but I declined, it was just that Galliani and Berlusconi were telling me no and I adjusted to their will.
“If I had been given freedom of choice, I probably would have decided otherwise.”