Clarence Seedorf said his Milan situation “will be clear by the end of the month” after a “dignified” campaign.
For six minutes this evening, the Rossoneri were in the Europa League, but a 2-1 win over Sassuolo was not enough and Parma took sixth place.
“From the start that wasn’t the objective we had in mind. The lads did really well to emerge from a very difficult situation, as the number of points we earned in the second half of the season was dignified,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
Naturally, Seedorf was asked about his position at Milan and reports he’ll be fired.
“I have no intention of talking to the club via the media. I’ve said that for months and today changes nothing in that regard.
“Now I will finish all the interviews, then go to eat some nice sushi, relax tomorrow, play some tennis and then we’ll try to prepare what we need to prepare with the club.”
Assistant manager Mauro Tassotti said it may well have been his last game at Milan, so there is an air of revolution.
“We’ll know more about that over the next few days. Before the end of the month we’ll discuss things and work out the strategy.
“I never felt that as a player I was finished, as I always wanted to improve, learn from other players and work on my own weaknesses. I think it’s the same for a Coach. I am a very curious person, I like challenges and I don’t think the learning process will ever end.
“It was a new experience being on the other side of the locker room, but we managed to form a cohesive group and that was very positive.”
There are consistent rumours of problems within the Rossoneri squad and Seedorf explains that may well be true, but no more than anywhere else.
“I’ve never played in a team where every player was happy, but that doesn’t mean the squad isn’t cohesive. I remember at Real Madrid there were at least five who were unhappy, but if the rest are united then they will come back into the group.”