President Silvio Berlusconi says he is determined to convince Carlo Ancelotti and ZlatanIbrahimovic to return to the club this summer.
AC Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi says Carlo Ancelotti is the only candidate to be the next coach at the club, and has hinted the former Real Madrid boss’ arrival is a forgone conclusion.
“I hope Carletto comes back to us, we are willing to invest in him. I hope there is a good chance he’ll be the next coach of Milan,” he told reporters. “Galliani and I are not the only ones who want him to come back. All Milan fans I’ve spoken to want him back.”
Berlusconi’s side has suffered through a disappointing campaign, which has seen the Rossoneri jump to 10th in the Serie A table under FilippoInzaghi.
Of course Berlusconi does not want the terrible-campaign scene to be retold, so certainly he will not pick up the wrong decision for the sake of the club’s future.
“I don’t want to consider alternatives to Ancelotti,” Berlusconi told Mediaset, which he owns. “We’ll talk about these things later, if Ancelotti doesn’t come. But since he will come, there is no need to even have these conversations.”
Despite Ancelotti’s insistence that he wants to take a year off, Milan joint-CEO Adriano Galliani travelled to Spain last week to convince the a San Siro return.
Ancelotti said that he needs time to be recovered after he sustained back surgery. But it seems that AC Milan coach is trying to make a homecoming that would please Berlusconi and Milan’s fans.
Galliani said on Thursday that he felt there was a “50-50” chance Ancelotti would return this season.
Berlusconi, however, hopes the operation will not scupper his plans.
“He’s a winner, he’s won everywhere he’s coached. Now he’ll have a minor operation and will take his decision, which is also down to his family. “I hope it’s a positive decision for Milan, because he’s very much wanted at Milan.”
Berlusconi also admitted he is determined to bring Ibrahimovic back to the club from French champions Paris Saint-Germain. The club sold Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2012.
“I’m fixated on his return, although it’s a very difficult thing to make happen, and it will take patience,” he added. “But he’s magnificent on the pitch.” Ibrahimovic, who exited along with former Milan defender Thiago Silva that summer, has been a key player for the ambitious Parisians since his arrival at the French capital.