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Berlusconi chose Seedorf, reveals Galliani

English.news.cn   2014-01-20 08:26:13

MILAN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani revealed on Sunday that it is the club owner Silvio Berlusconi who chose Clarence Seedorf as successor to Massimiliano Allegri.

"It is an intuition of President Silvio Berlusconi, just as it was his intuition that took us to Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello. He chose the coach," said Galliani.

The Milan hierarch had agreed that Seedorf would take over at the end of the season, but they had to bring the date forward by six months in order to arrest the bad fortune of the Rossoneri.

"We had already agreed for Seedorf to take over from July 1, but considering the circumstances we thought it would be better for Milan and for Clarence to bring the whole project forward by half a season," Galliani said

Galliani felt sorry for what happened to Allegri whom he had supported publicly.

"For three years we came first, second and third, while we also went through to the Champions League knockouts four times under Allegri," he said.

"However, this is the lowest number of points we've had at this stage of the season since I've been at Milan."

"The defeat to Sassuolo was the final straw, as we were 2-0 up after 13 minutes and lost. Unfortunately, Coaches are judged on results and in Serie A the results did not come this season," he added.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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