Former AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has advised Zlatan Ibrahimovic to finish his career with the Rossoneri, and confessed that he is rooting for Inter as well as Milan this season.
Berlusconi – who took over the Rossoneri when they were on the verge of bankruptcy back in 1986 – oversaw the most successful period in the club’s history, and he has never been shy about giving his opinion on his former club since.
The Rossoneri won 29 major trophies during Berlusconi’s tenure including seven European Cup/Champions League trophies, and he brought some of the biggest names in world football to the San Siro.
Berlusconi spoke to Sky Italia during an event for his current club Monza, and he began by discussing the derby against Inter, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.
“As a Milanese citizen, I happen to cheer for Inter too. Obviously my heart is a Milan fan and on Sunday I will certainly cheer for Milan,” he said.
Milan will travel to the Marakana in Belgrade tonight to face Red Star again in a fixture that evokes memories both from 1988 and 2006, both of which Berlusconi was the owner for.
“Sometimes these good memories come to mind. Milan has been an important part of my life.”
“Any advice to Pioli? Maybe I’ll give him a call… (smiles)”.
Finally, on Ibrahimovic: “His career has to end in a great way and therefore I recommend that he finish it at Milan.”