Milan fans thanked Pippo Inzaghi and Mauro Tassotti, despite “disgusting” treatment from the club.
Inzaghi has a contract until June 2016 and so far there has been absolutely no official word on his dismissal, although Sinisa Mihajlovic had a dinner meeting with President Silvio Berlusconi last night.
It’s believed the delay in announcing Mihajlovic is so the club can terminate Inzaghi’s deal by mutual consent, therefore saving money.
“Ciao Pippo,” read a statement from the Curva Sud ultras group.
“A long time has passed from the summer of 2001, when it was strange to see you here from Juventus and we didn’t love each other straight away.
“However, you had the talent and tenacity, but above all humility, to reach the hearts of all Milanisti. If we lifted the Champions League trophy in 2003, it was also thanks to you, who guided us all the way to the Final.
“So many wonderful moments that we could never forget. That’s why today, for those who care for you, it is a sad moment.
“You arrived in July and even with a squad that wasn’t up to the task, you tried to do your best, you put your heart into it and we always appreciated that.
“We always supported you while the club turned its back in a bid to hide its blame for a poor transfer strategy and continual broken promises.
“They dumped you on the scrap heap, treating you in a disgusting manner and trying to find substitutes before even telling you their decision.
“We once saw a Milan that honoured its legends, now we see Milan use one of its greatest symbols to hide the rotten core behind it.
“They may have done that, but you will always remain to us the man who screamed like he was possessed after every goal and the Curva always recognised your importance.
“Today will certainly not end our respect and sentiment for you. We’re not like that, we do not forget what you are for us and what you did for Milan.
“Whenever you need us, we’ll be there for you, always. With affection, Curva Sud Milano, your curva.”
With Inzaghi, the club is also expected to sack assistant manager Mauro Tassotti, who “as player and then member of the technical staff has been at Milan for 35 years.
“We want to thank him and wish him all the best. He too remains indelibly in the Rossoneri history. Thanks for everything Tasso!”
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