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Wednesday April 13 2016
Mancini: 'I'll shake Sarri's hand'

Roberto Mancini said he will shake Maurizio Sarri’s hand ahead of Inter v Napoli this weekend, despite their ugly row.

The pair clashed on the touchline during Inter’s 2-0 Coppa Italia victory at the San Paolo in January, Mancini calling for his colleague to be suspended for calling him a homophobic slur.

“On Saturday I will shake Sarri’s hand,” Mancini told Inter Channel.

The Coach was also asked to comment on the sacking of his good friend Sinisa Mihajlovic by Milan.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Pirlo: 'Brocchi will do well at Milan'

Andrea Pirlo is “very happy” for Cristian Brocchi, but cannot say if sacking Sinisa Mihajlovic was the right decision for Milan.

Former midfielder Brocchi has been working in the youth academy, but was promoted to the main job yesterday.

“He made the right journey by starting from the youth academy and moving up through the Primavera team,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Prandelli: 'Brocchi has Milan destiny'

Cesare Prandelli believes Cristian Brocchi “can do really well at Milan. I think he was destined for greatness.”

The former midfielder was appointed yesterday after Sinisa Mihajlovic’s dismissal, gaining promotion from the Primavera youth team.

“Brocchi was the first signing I made at Verona,” Prandelli told calciomercato.com.

“As a player he was tactically intuitive, starting his journey wide and then eventually able to feature in any midfield role.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Berlusconi: 'Milan never so bad'

President Silvio Berlusconi defended his decision to sack Sinisa Mihajlovic for Cristian Brocchi. “We've never seen Milan play so badly.”

The ultras from the Curva Sud released a statement bitterly criticising the patron for firing the “blameless” tactician while disguising the problems within the team and club.

“Dear Rossoneri friends,” wrote Berlusconi on his official Facebook page.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Mihajlovic: 'Thank you, Milan fans'

Sinisa Mihajlovic thanked Milan fans “for appreciating me as a man,” but insulted Kevin-Prince Boateng’s fiancée.

The Coach received a Golden Tapir award from satirical show Striscia La Notizia, a common situation for those who have just been fired.

In a preview of tonight’s airing, Miha was asked what led to the dismissal.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Milan ultras: 'Miha blameless'

Milan ultras insisted Sinisa Mihajlovic “is not to blame” for this poor season and slammed President Silvio Berlusconi.

The decision to fire Mihajlovic and replace him with Primavera youth team Coach Cristian Brocchi has infuriated most fans, who see it as a continuation of the confusion at the club.

“The fourth Coach to pay for something that was not his fault,” wrote the Curva Sud group in a statement.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Brocchi: ‘Excited to work with Balotelli’

Milan Coach Cristian Brocchi is “stimulated” by the challenge of getting the best out of Mario Balotelli.

The striker is on loan with the Rossoneri, but has missed most of the season with injury, and the club are not certain to buy him permanently from Liverpool.

“I’m fascinated and stimulated by the opportunity I have,” Brocchi said when asked about Balotelli in his presentation Press conference.

“The hope is for the team to work to get the best out of individuals, that includes Balotelli.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
‘Berlusconi? I respect my superiors…’

Milan Coach Cristian Brocchi discusses Silvio Berlusconi - “I’ve always respected my superiors”.

The former midfielder has been promoted from his position as Primavera Coach after Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked yesterday.

It has been suggested that the Serbian was dismissed as he wouldn’t allow the club President to interfere in team selection, and the new man was asked about Berlusconi’s input.

“I want you to know one thing,” Brocchi told journalists in his presentation Press conference.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Galliani: ‘For the good of Milan’

Adriano Galliani says Milan “wanted to continue” with Sinisa Mihajlovic, but appointed Cristian Brocchi for the good of the club.

The Serbian Coach was sacked yesterday morning, with Primavera Coach Brocchi appointed in his stead.

“There were talks with the President [Silvio Berlusconi] which led to the club making this decision,” Galliani said in the Press conference to present Brocchi.

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Wednesday April 13 2016
Brocchi: ‘Different Milan approach’

Cristian Brocchi promises his approach as Milan Coach will be “not better, but different” to Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The former midfielder was promoted from the Primavera after the Serbian was sacked yesterday, and was officially presented today.

“I want to continue the culture of work that this group definitely has,” Brocchi told assembled media.

“I’ve had numerous chances to see them at work, and I always saw players who wanted to graft and Sinisa and his staff should be acknowledged for that.

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