It's been a busy week at the Via Turati: since Carlo Ancelotti rejected Milan's offer, Adriano Galliani met with Siniša Mihajlović. Sources indicate that they have already reached an agreement. Then this afternoon, the news about the expected decision to relieve Filippo Inzaghi and almost all of his staff from their duties broke:
Oggi in #primapagina il sì di #Mihajlovic al @acmilan e quello di @MauroIcardi all' @Inter pic.twitter.com/467p7S1zea— LaGazzettadelloSport (@Gazzetta_it) June 3, 2015
In his first and only season as Milan's coach Pippo collected 13 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, ending the season with 52 points (the Rossoneri's worst result since 2000-2001 when Milan finished with 49 points in an 18-team Serie A). This was only 5 less than the last season. The Rossoneri scored 56 goals but conceded 50. If Cesare Maldini were deceased, he'd be turning over in his grave.
Surprisingly, the fact that Berlusconi and Galliani selected Mihajlovic as Milan's next manager despite his famous statement in 2010 and before taking any official decision about the current coaching staff is not the strangest thing to happen in this chaotic week. In effect, the news about Inzaghi's dismissal coincides with Tassotti's choice to leave the club after 30 years of work as a player and then assistant coach. During his long career in Rossonero, he won almost anything he could, whether on field or on the bench.
It is a sad, sad day for the team. Two legends have left us. There isn't much more to say than that.