Montolivo slams Gattuso for acting ‘in bad faith’ during time at Milan

By Isak Möller -

Riccardo Montolivo retired in the fall of 2019 after his contract with AC Milan had expired a few months earlier. Speaking on DAZN yesterday, the midfielder aimed a jab at his former manager Gennaro Gattuso.

Montolivo arrived at Milan in 2012 and spent seven years at the club, being a key player for the Rossoneri in most of those. In his final season with the club, however, he didn’t play a single game and was even left out of the squad towards the end.

Speaking live on DAZN last night, as cited by MilanNews, Montolivo shared his thoughts on Leonardo Bonucci’s situation at Juventus and explained he went through a similar thing at Milan. Once again, he aimed a jab at Gattuso.

“Bonucci? It also happened to me when I was at Milan. I had an unfair manager (Gattuso, editor’s note) who, without even communicating it to me in person, excluded me from of the squad, in bad faith. For the good of the team, I took the hit. I don’t blame Bonucci, I understand his reaction, but it will be a bitter battle with no winners,” he stated.

The fact that Montolivo didn’t play a single game in his last season was indeed a bit strange, especially since Lucas Biglia (who arrived from Lazio in 2017) was by no means impressive.

Tags AC Milan Gennaro Gattuso Riccardo Montolivo


  1. the worst captain of ac milan by a landslide. biglia was 5 times the player that failure ever was.
    Still whining. Yup thats Mortolivo in a nutshell. Whiner

    1. What a lovely sentiment.

      And not sure where the love for Biglia comes from given he didn’t exactly set the world on fire. Nobody did. That was the clearest sign that all the players were being mismanaged which is why we shouldn’t just the players.

    2. agree with you , montolivo has offers to leave milan and milan would’ve saved money in his salary and bring reinforcement but montolivo he was brick he choose to waste a year at staying at home getting paid thank god karma got him and no team give him a chance f him he did it himself by being a brick ,

    1. Milan had far more injuries than other clubs at that time and when some players left e.g. El Shaaraway, they actually stopped getting injured.

      The club was mismanaged. We hired coaches who had never managed a senior side before let alone a top side.

      It was like giving a formula 1 race car to a learner driver. With predictable results.

  2. It’s horrible how it ended for him and very poor form of Gattuso.

    Montolivo showed his class by keeping his head down and not going to the media although it would’ve been justified.

    1. He actually went to the media the very next day and complained a lot in his every interview since. The fact Gattuso didn’t use him even with half of the squad injured says a lot about Montolivo’s form. Milan were fighting for 4th place till the very end but we lost (also because of heroic Empoli lose against Inter and referees).

    2. Bro Milan found a club for him during the summer to transfer and he didn’t want to leave. He just wanted to collect the paycheck. Neither the club nor the coach not the fans wanted him in Milan. Now he turns around and wonders why Gattuso froze him out????

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