Former AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that being head coach at Milan is not an easy role.
The current Real Madrid coach spent eight years in charge of the Rossoneri between before leaving for Chelsea in 2009.
“Galliani is the most important person at Milan,” he said while speaking to Radio 24.
“He is not just a director: he is also a fan, someone who grew up with these colours and has always done his best for his club.” He continued.
“There is also the directorial aspect, as Galliani has experience nobody else in the world can boast. I don’t know what the future holds, but his hypothetical absence would be a big loss.”
He also took a moment to express his sympathy for current under-fire coach Massimiliano Allegri.
“Being Milan coach is not simple, because the results aren’t the only things that count. You also have to follow the philosophy dictated by President Silvio Berlusconi, which is tied to entertainment and image.
“The coach has to try to pursue those objectives as well. Mentality counts for a lot within the Rossoneri camp, even more so than results.”
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