Luciano Spalletti is becoming the hot favourite for the Milan job after President Silvio Berlusconi criticised Clarence Seedorf.
It was Berlusconi who personally chose Seedorf to replace Massimiliano Allegri in January, convincing the Dutchman to retire from playing six months early in order to begin this new career.
In recent weeks it is reported Seedorf has barely spoken to Berlusconi, who is determined to wield the axe even if they manage to qualify for the Europa League.
Berlusconi aimed a sideswipe at his Coach on Telelombardia, claiming the elderly people in a care home for dementia where the President is doing community service “could control the Milan locker room pretty well
According to the Corriere della Sera, Berlusconi also commented off the record: “I have an idea who the next Coach of Milan will be, but I won’t tell you.”
The main target is ex-Roma and Zenit St Petersburg boss Spalletti.
He was fired by Zenit in February, but still has one year left on his contract worth €4.5m per season.
It’s reported Spalletti will be in Milan next week, though he insists it is a ‘personal’ matter rather than a business meeting.
He is nonetheless expected to sit down with Milan CEO Adriano Galliani.