Monday June 23 2014
Tassotti: It wasn't easy with Seedorf

Milan assistant Mauro Tassotti has revealed the difficult working relationship he had with Clarence Seedorf.

The Dutchman was appointed as Massimiliano Allegri’s successor in January, but after guiding the Rossoneri to eighth, was swiftly sacked in May to be replaced by Pippo Inzaghi for next term.

And the former defender has admitted that it was tough working alongside the ex-Netherlands international.

“It wasn’t an easy relationship,” he told reporters. “But that is all in the past so it’s useless talking about it.

“I haven’t spoken to him since it happened. I tried to work with him in the best way possible by putting myself at his disposal.

“But you have to feel like it’s a collaboration, and feel easy working together – it didn’t feel like that.

“I was very close to leaving Milan.

“But then I was told that there would be a new man coming in and I was wanted as part of the coaching staff.

“I spoke with Pippo and with the club and decided to stay after that.”

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