Thursday October 8 2015
'Milan, hold Miha tight'

Fabio Capello has only one advice for Milan: 'It's simple, hold on tight to Sinisa Mihajlovic'.

The crisis at Il Diavolo, as the team sits eleventh in Serie A, has led many to speculate that the Serbian could be sacked, but Capello believes that's the wrong solution.

“Unfortunately I've been through this situation too,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “They have to give him time.

“Let him work, let him become acquainted in depth with the environment and the players.

“I'm on his side because I believe in him. He is a serious Coach and he's tough, he knows what he wants, he made a good impression on me.”

The former England and Russia Coach then discussed the club's directors, in particular President Silvio Berlusconi and the potential new investor Bee Taechaubol.

“As for the directors, what's true for the coaches is true for them: if you win you're great, otherwise you find yourself in the storm.

“Berlusconi? Knowing him as I do, I'm sure he's always present in person, even though he doesn't speak very much.

“New people coming in like Mr Bee represent a good thing.

“Football is a business and fresh resources are essential. The main thing is to retain one's identity, that for Milan is very important.

“My Milan and [Arrigo] Sacchi's always had extraordinary defenders, it's true, while now they're making elementary mistakes.

“But Mihajlovic played in those parts of the pitch himself, and he knows where to work to right things.

“In any case they need a midfield capable of taking the match into their hands.

“Sinisa has to understand who the 12-13 players are that he can trust, and then rely on them.

“As for Milan, my suggestion is very simple: hold on tight to Mihajlovic.”

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