Friday August 17 2012
Inzaghi: 'Call me Mister...'

Pippo Inzaghi started his management career at Milan’s youth academy today and reveals Carlo Ancelotti’s advice. “Call me Mister...”

The striker retired over the summer and was given a job as Coach of the Allievi section of the Rossoneri academy.

“I prefer to be called ‘Mister’ and not Pippo anymore, because now everyone calls me that,” he said referring to the Italian version of ‘Coach.’

“This morning I was very nervous and excited. In all honesty, I didn’t expect so many fans to be there for such a warm welcome.

“Among the Coaches I worked with the ones who taught me the most were Gigi Cagni and Bortolo Mutti. Ancelotti also taught me a great deal and this morning he called me at 8.30am to remind me there was a training session!”

As one of the top European hitmen of his era, Inzaghi aims to continue that approach into his management career.

“I will play with four defenders, which is the Milan dogma, and three forwards, so on paper it is a very attacking line-up.

“I saw two or three very interesting strikers in the squad, but it’s difficult to spot someone with my characteristics.

“My dream as a player was to win the Champions League. Now, as a Coach, that ambition remains the same. I want the best.”

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