Luciano Spalletti has revealed that AC Milan did contact him over the vacant managerial role in October, and hit out at Inter for their handling of the situation.
Marco Giampaolo was sacked after just seven games and 111 days in charge, having lost four out of his first seven games in Serie A.
Spalletti appeared to be the man set to take the job, however that all stalled when it was revealed that he could not agree a severance package with Inter.
Ultimately though, the Rossoneri confirmed the appointment of Stefano Pioli as their new head coach, and after a bumpy start to life as Milan boss results have picked up in recent weeks.
Interviewed on the sidelines of the Italian Sport Awards, Luciano Spalletti confirmed that was indeed contacted by Milan.
“I think Napoli has chosen well. Gattuso is a young, emerging coach who is fixing things,” he began (via TMW).
“I have not been contacted by Napoli. I have been contacted by Milan, as you know after a while that I had been sacked it was decided [by Inter] to pay me to stay at home so I stayed at home.”