Monday February 17 2014
Inzaghi: A step at a time

Pippo Inzaghi says he is rooting for Clarence Seedorf to come good at Milan and that he is taking his own career ‘a step at a time’.

The retired striker was linked with replacing Max Allegri as Coach a few weeks ago, before the position was handed to Seedorf.

On from taking the club’s primavera outfit to a second successive final in the Viareggio Youth tournament, against Anderlecht for a consecutive year, the young tactician has reflected on what might have been.

“I am happy, we have achieved the chance to play in a final so prestigious for a second year in a row,” Inzaghi began to Sky Sport 24 this week.

“I hope my boys play well, it would be nice to win. We hope to bring home the Cup. What makes me proud is how the players follow me and my staff, it is something extraordinary.

“Do I regret not being first team Coach? No. I am happy where I am. I began in Serie C and arrived to the top of the world.

“I take it a step at a time and am very calm. I am very happy that Seedorf has come, he was one of the first to call me yesterday.

“I wish him all the luck in the world, I will continue my way, rooting for Milan and Clarence. I hope that he does well on Wednesday against Atletico.

“His impact? It has been very good, he should be allowed to work peacefully, the situation he has inherited is not easy.

“He has two-and-a-half-years to return Milan to past glories, we hope he can do it. He is a great friend of mine.”

Inzaghi was also linked with the bench at Sassuolo last month, only for the Rossoneri to reject their advances and the Coach to opt to remain.

“Galliani has never wanted to get rid of me. The offer was important, Milan didn’t want me to go and I did not even think about it, I would be sorry to leave my boys.

“Milan is my home. I want to finish my second adventure and then we shall see. The relationship with Galliani is amazing as always.

“Why did I decide to become a Coach? I wanted to play again, then Milan made me this offer.

“I decided to retire, it was difficult, but I made the right choice, beginning this adventure that is giving me great satisfaction.”

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