Reggina manager and former AC Milan player and coach Filippo Inzaghi has reflected on the time he spent as manager of the Rossoneri.
Pippo was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani just two years into his coaching career and he has previously admitted that it was a job that probably came too soon given his lack of experience.
The club legend initially took over Milan’s U17 side and after doing well with them in his first season, he was promoted to take over the Primavera. He did especially well with them and this earned him the role of head coach after Clarence Seedorf was sacked, but he lasted just a season.
Inzaghi spoke during an interview with Sky Italia about his journey as a head coach up to this point, and he reflected on his time with his beloved Milan, with his comments relayed by Calciomercato.com.
“That year was fundamental for understanding that I could do this job. Up until January we were in the top three, playing a kind of football not like Milan, but we didn’t have the team to be able to play the football of the Milan that we knew,” he said.
“In fact, despite the signings, in the following years it took a lot of effort. In those years I came from the Primavera and in a year there has never been a player who has disrespected me or has not respected my choice.
“I felt bad for letting down the Milan fans because for me Milan are my life. I tried, but that’s when I realised that I was having fun, beyond that with the youngsters it was a fantastic experience.”