Monday September 5 2016
Tassotti ‘became bored at Milan’

Ukraine assistant Mauro Tassotti admits he “became very bored” at Milan as “I wanted to coach again”.

Tassotti spent the latter part of his 36 years at Milan tracking the progress of the club’s players out on loan, but he confessed he was keen to “encounter other Coaches and communicate with players” again.

“I wanted to coach again. I missed encountering the other Coaches, the communication with players. I want to share the players’ experience with the players, so I became very bored,” he told Sportarena.

“It’s not that I wasn’t happy with my [Milan] post, but naturally I wanted to coach more, and now I am with new people and different coaching staff.

“Employment in other areas has been an important experience for me and helped me. I watched the Milan players who were out on loan.

“I liked it, but the fact is that in Milan began to trust more people from the outside than those who were already the club.

“This is what needs to change because for an agent, his client is always a good player.”

So what does his new role entail, aside from being Sheva’s right-hand man?

“I try to deal with the defenders and their defensive game, seeing as I was a defender. That’s my main role,” he explained.

“Together, the staff work together on the overall picture, but time is limited. This feature works in the team.

“Eight to nine days is necessary to pay attention to many aspects and solve a lot of problems because the players then return to their clubs, working with other coaches.

"The difference, and main problem, is the length of time to prepare. I hope we’ll have more time if we qualify.

“Now, it’s important to understand how the players work during the week with their teams, to know how they are trained by the clubs.

“We need to talk with their Coaches to find that out. Also, I’d like to spend time with them during the winter.

“I don’t know what the tradition is here, but I’d like to spend time with the players during the [winter] break. After all, we don’t see them between November and March.”

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