Sunday March 18 2018
Fassone: 'Milan reflect Gattuso'

Milan CEO Marco Fassone said the team “has absorbed the characteristics of its Coach” Gennaro Gattuso, but reveals a derby debate with Inter.

The Rossoneri seem to be back on track with battling spirit to earn victories over Genoa and Chievo, today emerging 3-2 winners at San Siro.

“This Milan side has changed and it’s down to Gattuso, but despite the difficulties, the team is playing great football,” Fassone told Sky Sport Italia.

“The squad has absorbed the characteristics of its Coach and this means we can see the game with a different sentiment.”

It has been reported Gattuso, promoted from the Primavera youth team role after Vincenzo Montella was fired, will be offered a new contract to June 2020.

“We have no doubts on Rino, as he proved what he needed to. There is a rapport of such transparency that we’ll find time to sit down and talk about it.”

Milan’s rescheduled Derby della Madonnina has been moved to April 4 with a 17.30 local time kick-off, but Fassone is not happy.

“We did everything possible, offering April 25 or May 1 as alternatives where we could’ve taken up an afternoon slot, but the rules and red tape give Inter the opportunity to say no and they didn’t accept those ideas.

“I hope the fans will respond in the right way and come to the stadium. We want to see the right atmosphere for this Milan-Inter.

“The motivation given by Inter was that they have a complicated game on April 29 (against Juventus). It was more comfortable for them to play on April 4. I don’t want to cause controversy, they made their choice.”

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