Monday December 16 2019
Leonardo: 'Milan lack stability'

Paris Saint-Germain director of sport Leonardo says the troubles at Milan are due to a lack of stability. “Football has changed from a family dimension to a global sport.”

The former Milan player and director spoke to Tuttomercatoweb after the conclusion of the Champions League draw in Nyon and discussed the situation at the Rossoneri.

“Perhaps stability is what’s missing after a very successful era in Silvio Berlusconi’s time owning the club. The world of football has completely changed, and has moved away from a family-owned dimension to a more global one.

“It’s not easy for a team with Milan’s needs, there's a series of situations stopping the club from rising to where it should be.”

Milan celebrated its 120th birthday over the weekend, and Leonardo says it’s a great occasion.

“I only had 13 of them there, I’m far behind other players in the table! Milan had so many top-level players, it’s really nice to celebrate 120 years of the club.

“The Berlusconi era was unique. I am convinced that the Rossoneri will return to their correct level, even if they are experiencing a difficult time.”

Rino Gattuso recently replaced his old mentor and Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti on the Napoli bench.

“I don’t know what happened with Ancelotti. I was surprised with his sacking. I am pleased though for Gattuso. It was an intriguing passing on of the baton, but I am convinced that he will write pages in the history of football.

“I have no problem with Rino, despite what has been often said.”

Leonardo and Gattuso reportedly clashed while they were teammates at Milan, but also when Rino was coach last season.

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