Milan are expected to confirm Pippo Inzaghi as their new Coach, as he meets with Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
Clarence Seedorf was only brought in at the end of January in place of Max Allegri, but difficulties on the pitch followed by a breakdown in relations with Galliani had left the Dutchman as strongly expected to have to negotiate an exit from his June 2016 contract this summer.
In the Rossoneri’s subsequent search for a believed replacement, recent reports had strongly linked them with interest in Sevilla’s Unai Emery, but that track appeared to go cold with the Spaniard’s hints that he will renew with the Andalucians this week.
On from this situation, President Berlusconi and Vice-President Galliani held a three-hour summit at the former’s Villa San Martino in Arcore on Monday night, where they were joined by primavera Coach Pippo Inzaghi.
The retired striker had been listed as one of the duo’s other options to come in this summer to take over the senior squad and talks late into last night were seen as ratifying an agreement to that effect.
No official statement has been released, but it is generally accepted that Milan have chosen to promote Inzaghi.
Speculation is split on whether the club will confirm the decision until they have negotiated Seedorf’s exit from his contract, or if they will instead sit on the 38-year-old’s deal out of an unwillingness to pay him the full €5m in remaining wages he would be owed otherwise.
Meanwhile, Inzaghi’s appointment will reportedly be matched by Mauro Tassotti’s reconfirmation in his long-standing role as assistant Coach, whilst Cristian Brocchi will take over Inzaghi’s work with the primavera team.