Wednesday May 11 2016
Tassotti: 'Milan sale inevitable'

Mauro Tassotti doesn’t understand why Sinisa Mihajlovic was fired and sees Silvio Berlusconi selling Milan as “almost inevitable.”

Former assistant manager to many tacticians at San Siro, including Carlo Ancelotti, Max Allegri and Pippo Inzaghi, Tassotti is now an ‘observer’ of players out on loan.

“It’s absurd to evaluate the work of a Coach over three or four games, so we have to wait before judging Cristian Brocchi,” he told

“I was outside at the time, but it looked to me as if Mihajlovic had done a decent job. The squad recognised him as a leader and he was respected both in the locker room and by our fans.

“Nobody expected our position in the table, including him. Things haven’t gone well in Serie A, but we are still in the Coppa Italia Final.”

President Berlusconi was criticised by many for sacking Mihajlovic and bringing in Brocchi from the Primavera youth team.

“Would I like to be Milan Coach? They didn’t think of me when I was assistant manager, so in all honesty I am not thinking about it either.

“Roberto Donadoni? He has all the characteristics to lead a big club. He was at Milan for many years and has the right profile for this team, but the club will make its decision in a few months.”

Now the patron is in exclusive negotiations to sell 70 per cent of Milan to Chinese investors.

“It is a delicate moment and there is this presumed handing over of ownership, so we just have to wait,” continued Tassotti.

“I have been at Milan for many, many years and this season I was a bit out of the loop, so had a rest. The fans must have patience, because the last few years were tough, but we mustn’t forget the victories of the past.

“I think Milan without Berlusconi is something that could happen, even if he has been at the helm for a long time. It becomes something almost inevitable and it seems to me his comments point towards that too.”

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