GdS: How Inter scuppered Spalletti’s chance to become next Milan boss – the background

By Oliver Fisher -

Luciano Spalletti was offered an unsatisfactory severance amount to end his contract with Inter and become new AC Milan boss, a report claims.

Marco Giampaolo was sacked after just seven games and 111 days in charge, having lost four out of his first seven games. Spalletti appeared to be the man set to take the job, but that all stalled when it was revealed that he could not agree a severance package with Inter.

La Gazzetta dello Sport have offered some background on the talks between Milan, Inter and Spalletti. The paper confirms that the 60-year-old was indeed contacted by Milan after Giampaolo’s sacking, just as his words on Tuesday night confirmed.

The Nerazzurri though only offered him €1million for his contract with them to be terminated early, i.e. the payment of his salary until the end of 2019.

However, Spalletti refused and demanded his full salary for the 2019-20 season to be paid up front. Inter said no to his counter-request and Milan ended up with Stefano Pioli.

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