Tuesday July 24 2012
Inzaghi: 'New Milan dream begins'

Pippo Inzaghi begins “another dream, which is to be a Coach and hopefully win the Champions League” after joining the Milan youth academy staff.

The striker had been considering a continuation of his playing career after the contract with the Rossoneri expired in June, but has now officially retired in order to lead the Allievi Nazionali team.

“My story with Milan finished in the best possible way, with a goal in the final game, so it was all perfect,” smiled SuperPippo.

“Now I begin another dream, which is to be a Coach and hopefully win the Champions League one day. I try to base myself on Carlo Ancelotti and thank him for everything he did for me.”

Inzaghi had been linked with numerous clubs despite the fact he turns 39 next month, such as Malaga, Atalanta and Fulham.

He ends his career with 156 goals in 370 Serie A games.

“I couldn’t go to play elsewhere, as I could not just leave Milan. Today I received a proposal from England, but I can’t leave Milan.

“I signed a two-year contract and will coach the youth team, then I hope one day to lead the senior squad too. Meanwhile, it’d be wonderful to challenge my brother in an Allievi Nazionali match.”

Simone Inzaghi is currently the Coach of the Lazio youth sector.

Pippo also had a message for the fans who are so anxious about the transfer activity that they have demanded season ticket reimbursements.

“Relax, with President Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani things will always go well.”

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA