After AC Milan ended the season with a 3-1 win over Atalanta on Saturday, manager FilippoInzaghi pleaded to be given another chance next year. He has asked for a second chance after a disappointing first full season in charge of the Rossoneri. The biggest question among us will be “does he worth the chance?”
Inzaghi, a former Milan standout, was hired last summer after Milan gave Clarence Seedorf the sack after just five months in charge. Although there was certainly an improvement over the last few games, as they won three out of their last four, is it really enough to warrant giving him another year in charge?
The Serie A table doesn’t lie, and a potential ninth-place finish, depending on results Sunday, is not acceptable for any coach in charge of the club. “Coaches can only do so much, it’s the players who make the difference and we saw that tonight. We’d been playing well for four games,” he said in the beginning of the week following Milan’s defeat over Torino.
“It’s a huge regret that we are only now getting our players back to fitness and the season is ending. I have to say that the team was always right behind me and for a coach making his Serie A debut like me that is something special. I have a contract. Until I am told otherwise, I will continue. If I am given time, I am convinced that I can take Milan back to where it was,” the coach believes.
However, Inzaghi arguably did himself no favors by bemoaning the number of injuries Milan suffered over the course of the season. Further, he suggested a radical revamp wasn’t necessary, as the club has the players to rebuild with. Injuries and suspensions undoubtedly hindered him all year long, but to suggest there is enough in this current squad to be successful can be considered as a far-reaching statement spoken by a coach.
Milan were ultimately not consistent enough over the campaign, and that is why they find themselves in another mess. The change is still very much needed this summer where possible. “It’s not easy to transform everything, but the squad has solid foundations to build on for next season. If I’m given the chance to continue at Milan, then great, otherwise I will continue this profession elsewhere.”
He even does not seem to be bothered with the reports related to Berlusconi’s keenness to bring back former Milan coach and player Carlo Ancelotti. “I just hope that I can stay on because I have a lot more to give and these club colors are inside my heart.”