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Tuesday November 10 2020
Sacchi: 'Milan can win Scudetto'

Former coach Arrigo Sacchi said Milan can win the Scudetto under Stefano Pioli and said Zlatan Ibrahimovic shouldn’t ‘demand too much’ from the youngsters.

Milan are unbeaten and top in Serie A after seven rounds and the former tactician, who picked up one Scudetto and two European Cups with the Rossoneri, believes Pioli’s men must take advantage of the slow start by their rivals.

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Saturday October 10 2020
Sacchi: 'Sarri suicide at Juventus'

Arrigo Sacchi claims he told Maurizio Sarri that taking the Juventus job was ‘suicide’, while Atalanta winning the Scudetto would be a ‘miracle.’

The former Milan and Italy coach spoke at the Festival dello Sport event about the current state of Italian football and the fact Juve fired Sarri despite taking the Serie A title.

“I told him straight away that this was suicide, because there was no way those players could be suited to his style of football,” said Sacchi.

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Sunday August 9 2020
Sacchi: 'Juve didn't share Sarri values'

Arrigo Sacchi maintains Maurizio Sarri at Juventus was always ‘Mission Impossible’ because ‘the directors and club always believed in different values’ to beautiful football.

Sarri was brought in to replace Max Allegri, who won five consecutive Serie A titles and reached the Champions League Final twice, to provide more creativity and entertainment.

However, he struggled to get his ideas across and was sacked after just one year, making way for debutant coach Andrea Pirlo.

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Monday July 20 2020
Sacchi: 'Pioli the protagonist at Milan'

Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi has revealed current coach Stefano Pioli ‘surprised’ him and claimed the 54-year-old has been ‘the protagonist’ of the turnaround.

Pioli replaced Marco Giampaolo with the Rossoneri sitting 13th in Serie A and has helped the Diavolo to seventh, two points behind Roma at fifth.

The great run since the resumption in June continued with a thumping 5-1 win against Bologna at San Siro and in July the Diavolo have beaten Lazio and Juvenuts, before keeping Napoli to a 2-2 draw at the San Paolo.

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Friday June 26 2020
Atalanta remind Sacchi of his Milan

Former coach Arrigo Sacchi says Atalanta’s attacking duo Josip Ilicic and Papu Gomez reminds him of his Milan forwards Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten.

Sacchi, who led the Rossoneri to two European Cups, two UEFA Cups and one Scudetto at the end of the 1980s, has claimed the Atalanta players remind him of the stars at the time.

“I think of Ilicic or Papu Gomez,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Who put their qualities at the service of the group.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Sacchi: 'Inter can't be written off'

Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi has claimed Inter have a favourable fixture list and shouldn’t be ruled out of the Scudetto battle in Serie A.

“Resuming play can be a signal for the return to normality,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “But if problems occur, for God’s sake, let’s stop.”

But the former Italy CT has been thinking about the return to action and claims ‘courage, enthusiasm and aggression’ are the three keywords to get the people going again.

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Sunday May 24 2020
Sacchi: 'Juve have a limit'

Arrigo Sacchi is ‘optimistic’ fans can return in September, claims Juventus have ‘a limit of settling for domestic success’ and ‘hopes’ Paolo Maldini stays at Milan.

Serie A fixtures for the 2019-20 season have yet to resume behind closed doors, but Sacchi is still hopeful supporters in Italy will be let back through the turnstiles sooner rather than later.

“If the contagion curve doesn’t rise, we have to start again,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

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Friday May 15 2020
On this day: Sacchi wins first Milan trophy

On this day in 1988, Arrigo Sacchi won the first trophy of his legendary tenure as Milan coach.

Milan and Napoli were neck-and-neck going into the final round of the 1987-88 Serie A campaign, with the Rossoneri only two points clear at the top.

Whereas Napoli hosted European-chasing Sampdoria in their last game, their title rivals travelled to Como, whose top-flight status still had to be confirmed.

The Diavolo took just two minutes to take the lead through Pietro Virdis, who danced past three opposing defenders before firing past Mario Paradisi.

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Friday May 8 2020
Stars pay tribute to Baresi at 60

Franco Baresi’s former Milan teammates have paid tribute to the legendary defender, on his 60th birthday.

Born in Travagliato on May 8 1960, Baresi joined the Rossoneri academy at a young age. He was picked up at the age of 12 but rejected by city rivals Inter.

He would go on to make his debut in 1978, working hard to establish himself in the starting XI the following season.

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Thursday April 30 2020
Serie A Seasons: Milan 1991-92

It seemed impossible to follow in the footsteps of Arrigo Sacchi, but newcomer Fabio Capello achieved an historic record with the Invincible Milan…

Words: Martin Mork

At the final whistle, Rai Sport journalist Jacopo Volpi storms the pitch to be in on the jubilant scenes, chasing the players as they were jumping up and down, hugging each other, with Volpi on their tail screaming into the microphone: “They said you were finished!”

He grabs Roberto Donadoni, who can’t hear what he said and makes Volpi repeat himself: “They said you were finished, well past it!”

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