Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini believes Clarence Seedorf “needs time” to be a success at Milan.
The ex-Inter and Manchester City manager sat down with Sky Sport Italia to analyse the situation at San Siro.
“Milan had a drop in form when they sold their best players, which seems normal enough to me. If you sell Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic along with all the players who made history with the club, then the team is going to go through moments of difficulty.
“Seedorf needs time, just like all Coaches starting out, so he’ll need to go through a few mistakes and a few things that don’t go well. It is certainly an advantage that he already knows Milan, just like Antonio Conte did at Juventus.”
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The Rossoneri will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on February 19 and March 11.
“Milan were not in an easy group. In my view every game must be played right to the end, especially in Europe, as there are no foregone conclusions,” added Mancini.