Former AC Milan captain Franco Baresi has expressed empathy with Rossoneri supporters regarding the current situation at the club.
Milan sacked Marco Giampaolo as head coach on Tuesday after just seven games and 111 days in charge, the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history.
Stefano Pioli was named as his replacement on Wednesday, all despite protests from fans on social media.
The former Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina boss has signed a two-year deal, though il Corriere della Sera believe he will be gone at the end of the season if Milan do not qualify for Europe.
Baresi made over 500 appearances for Milan and won 17 major honours during his 20-year spell.
He spoke to Corriere del Veneto about the current state of his former club.
“I’m not talking about today’s Milan, I play a role at the club and the technical side is not my area,” he said, via Calciomercato.com.
“Football, you know. It’s made up of cycles and generations of players. I understand the anger and frustration of the fans.
“Milan has a great story, which brings a lot of honor to those who wear that shirt. This should never be forgotten.”