President Massimo Ferrero warned Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic that “nobody is irreplaceable.”
The patron spoke to Sky Sport Italia after a 1-1 draw with Milan at San Siro.
“It was a great game, but we had an alien on the pitch: Samuel Eto’o!”
Before the match, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani revealed over the summer he had been “a millimetre” away from getting Eto’o.
“The millimetre counts, because I was already there. A millimetre counted tonight too, as otherwise we’d have three points tonight.”
Samp are in joint fifth place with Fiorentina, but there are consistent reports Mihajlovic will walk away.
“As you know, there’s nothing guaranteed in football.
“It’s not true that it would be difficult to replace him. My father said that everyone is useful, but nobody is irreplaceable.”
Ferrero was asked about rumours Paulo Sousa was an option to take over next season.
“Who is this? I don’t know anything about football, you see.”
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