Cristian Brocchi feels bad for Pippo Inzaghi, but hopes Sinisa Mihajlovic “can bring Milan back where they belong.”
The current Primavera youth team Coach had been tipped for the top job, but a summit at President Silvio Berlusconi’s Arcore villa last night confirmed Mihajlovic will take over.
“As it is not official yet, I cannot say more than you are telling me,” Brocchi said to MilanNews.it.
“We all know Mihajlovic. He is someone with a strong personality, is very motivated and really wants to do well.
“We hope he can bring Milan back to where they belong.”
Inzaghi has not officially been sacked yet, as the club is delaying the announcement for financial reasons.
It’s believed Milan already told Inzaghi he’s no longer needed for next season, but want him to terminate his contract by mutual consent to avoid paying a year of wages.
“I feel really disappointed, because I shared many years and victories with Pippo as a player,” continued Brocchi.
“It’s a shame to see a former teammate and friend not get the result he had hoped for. I am sorry, but I’m sure he will have other opportunities to prove his worth.”
Of course, Brocchi had been the favourite to take over mid-season if Inzaghi had been given the boot early.
“Many things have been said, but I always made clear I would follow my journey. I am extremely happy, these extraordinary lads are teaching me so much.
“I am young and have all the time to aim for more prestigious stages. It is an objective, but not an immediate one.”