Boss of Parma, Roberto Donadoni has suggested that he would jump at the chance of coaching AC Milan following Filippo Inzaghi’s plunged future after another defeat on Monday (16/3). Milan lost a 1-0 lead as they went down 2-1 at Fiorentina; giving them terrible result that leaves them 10 points adrift of the top six and a possible place in Europe next season.
In fact, general manager Adriano Galliani has given Inzaghi his backing, but there is strong speculation that the coach’s reign will not last more than one term. Reports suggested Milan were lining up Empoli coach Maurizio Sarri to replace Inzaghi in the summer, but former Rossonero star Donadoni indicated that he would relish a return to the San Siro.
“Would I say yes to Milan? I don’t think that’s a very difficult question to answer,” Donadoni told La Gazzetta dello Sport’s TV channel.
The 51-year-old was a Milan player for 12 years in two spells, and he also questioned whether Sarri would be the right man to bring the glory days back to Milan. Previously, Roberto Donadoni helped Milan become champions of Europe on three occasions during his playing career.
“Sarri is doing a great job at Empoli and showing all of his quality, but that’s not to say he would be just as good in a different environment like Milan,” he said.
Currently, Donadoni is focused on his coaching work at Parma, despite not having been paid by the club since last summer due to financial problem. The hard situation in Parma has been going on for months, and “there is nothing else we can do but get on with it and be professional”. Donadoni led Parma to the sixth position in the league last season but looks powerless to prevent the cash-strapped club from succumbing to relegation this term.
While Inzaghi, insisted he still hoped he could turn things around at Milan. He hopes to be doing coaching job for the next 30 years and Milan have given him a lot, so he hopes he can stay as long as possible. He also quite sure that the Milan will make their consideration to decide his future in the club.
Inzaghi feels so sorry and disappointed about last night’s lost, but he said that he has got to look at the satisfying performance of his men. “There is nothing I can say to the players tonight. When you lose a game that you deserved to win, it angers you even more.”