Gennaro Gattuso has called on Milan to not go wrong in the transfer window and to not lie to fans about season objectives.
The Rossoneri are due to change Coach for a second time in six months, with Pippo Inzaghi expected to be confirmed in place of Clarence Seedorf imminently, and are facing a period of rebuilding after a difficult 2013-14 saw them fail to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1997-98.
For one of Seedorf and Inzaghi’s former teammates, what must be done over the summer is clear.
“For next year we cannot make any wrong purchases, and above all we must not lie to the fans,” Gattuso has commented to Milan Channel today.
“We cannot say that we will win the League because we are Milan, the important thing is to have a line and to follow it.
“The history of the club teaches us - Milan-Cavese in Serie B with a full stadium this is a demonstration of the love of the supporters, they just want clarity.
“Do not complain about Berlusconi, we have lifted many trophies, now we just need to be able to recover.”
Paolo Maldini has been linked with a return to the club in a directorial capacity, but a reputed poor relationship with Adriano Galliani is seen as one thing preventing this.
“Paolo can give something to this club, for what he was and for what he left the dressing room.
“If there was a chance for him to reconcile with Adriano Galliani face to face, then that would be great.
“If they were to talk then I think that everything would be alright within a few minutes.”
Gattuso has recently stepped into coaching, but after a short spell with Palermo, has indicated he may return to working abroad in future.
“It is difficult for me to train in Italy, the possibilities abroad are more convincing. Being a Coach is like going to school, the more you are on the field, the more experience you gain.
“Nowadays I miss going on the pitch and talking with the guys. I do not miss playing football because I know that I gave everything.”