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Tuesday March 8 2016
Mihajlovic: ‘Not leaving Milan’

Sinisa Mihajlovic slams “baseless rumours” he’s decided to leave Milan at the end of the current season.

It was reported late last night that the Coach will leave the Rossoneri no matter what happens in the rest of the campaign, as he’s sick of interference from President Silvio Berlusconi.

However, in an interview with Milan Channel the Serbian denied that any decision has been made on his future.

“There has to be something to disturb the rest days!” Mihajlovic laughed.

“I’ll just say it like it is. I don’t want to give publicity to those who have said these things, but I want to clarify that I didn’t speak to anyone in Coverciano yesterday.

“I have a contract with Milan, and I’m concentrated on building the foundations for future success with Milan. I’m sorry that all it took was a defeat [at Sassuolo on Sunday] for all the usual questions about my future to rear their heads again.

“These are baseless rumours, I’m focused on the next game.

“Do I want to continue with Milan? Of course, why wouldn’t I? I’ll never stop thanking President Berlusconi and [CEO Adriano] Galliani. I’m here with a clear conscience and I continue with my head held high.

“I repeat, I’m sorry that all it took was a defeat to raise these rumours again. I’ve always had two things in this world: my balls and my word, I’ve always maintained both.

“Before anything else I’m a man, then a Coach and if anyone has any doubt about that then consult with my other Presidents.

“I can be questioned as a Coach, but not as a man.”

Roberto Mancini believes it’s difficult for Milan to finish in the third and final Champions League spot, but Mihajlovic doesn’t share that view.

“I’m focused on the game with Chievo. Sunday was a defeat which hurt, but we mustn’t forget the good things we’ve done.

“There are 10 games to go now, and I’m looking at my own house, I don’t think about what other Coaches say.

“I had two uneasy nights [after Sassuolo], I didn’t sleep much. We have some problems ahead, we have a week to prepare for the Chievo game and then we’ll see.

“The ideas are there, let’s see if we can put them into practice.”