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Ex-Milan star Leonardo reveals Silvio Berlusconi bust-up

Reuters

Former AC Milan star Leonardo has revealed that a bust up with President Silvio Berlusconi led to his departure.

The Brazilian, who is now a director at Paris Saint-Germain, made more than 100 appearances for the Rossoneri before becoming coach during the 2009-2010 season.

However, Leonardo quit at the end of that campaign and became coach of fierce rivals Inter in December 2010, before taking up his current role with PSG six months later.

He told the Gazzetta dello Sport’s Extra Time: "I thought I’d stay at Milan for the rest of my career. I’d never go back there after arguing with Berlusconi.

"In Brazil, we say that who hits forgets, but who gets hit doesn’t. For me, Milan is not Berlusconi – it is an international asset.

"The ideal club would have [Inter’s] Massimo Moratti as President, with [Milan Vice-President] Adriano Galliani as a director."

The 43-year-old has recently been linked with a return to the Nerazzurri, possibly to replace technical director Marco Branca.

Leonardo added: "I often speak with Moratti, but that doesn’t mean that I’m going back. It is complicated being a coach, being a director is my ideal job."

Source: Football Italia

 
 

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