AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has hit again at former president Silvio Berlusconi after he claimed he by no means needed him to be appointed.
Montella was named Milan coach in 2016, however Berlusconi mentioned he would have most popular Cristian Brocchi to have gotten the job.
However Montella, who labored beneath Berlusconi till he bought the membership in April, mentioned the 81-year-old can “say what he desires.”
“The remarks he has made have to be positioned in context,” he advised La Gazzetta dello Sport. “That is my job and the alternatives I make are autonomous.
“I prefer to take heed to and act on recommendation, however the [advice] Berlusconi gave me final 12 months was not a lot good, whereas different [advice] I’d tackle board and use.”
Milan are at present seventh in Serie A, with Montella beneath stress following a summer season by which main funding was made and a top-four end declared the target.
However he has been backed by basic supervisor Marco Fassone forward of town derby with Inter on Sunday.
“We fee him and think about him,” La Stampa reported Fassone as saying at a Lega Serie A gathering.
“We’ve got a long-term challenge in place with him and we prolonged his contract [in the summer] figuring out that it might take time earlier than issues labored as we needed them to.
“Let’s simply hope the wait is as transient as potential. We’re a robust aspect with high quality.”
Montella thanked Fassone for his backing however mentioned “it might have been sufficient to inform me in non-public.”
Victory on Saturday would cut the hole on Inter to 4 factors, however a 3rd straight defeat would see them fall 10 factors behind their rivals.
Ben Gladwell stories on Serie A, the Italian nationwide crew and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.