Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Berlusconi blasts Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti's long-term future at AC Milan has been cast further into doubt after he was on the end of a tongue lashing from owner Silvio Berlusconi.

Carlo AncelottiThe Rossoneri supremo blames Ancelotti, who has been linked with moves to either Chelsea or Real Madrid next season, directly for the club's failure to win this year's Scudetto ahead of rivals Inter.

Berlusconi feels Ancelotti's tactics were poor as he believes their style of play does not suit the team's skilful playmakers, such as the likes of Ricardo Kaka and Ronaldinho.

"We lost the title because of Ancelotti," he told La Repubblica. "Many times we did not use the right tactics.

"We have so many good dribblers and should have based our football on this asset, but we did the opposite."

Milan's vice-President Adriano Galliani is remaining tight-lipped on Berlusconi's surprising outburst, claiming only he will give his opinion at the end of the season.

"I never comment, as a rule, on the declarations of President Berlusconi and I don't comment what is reported to me by the newspapers that I have not read," he told the club's official website.

"I said and I repeat that I won't speak before May 31 on these things, or at least I won't speak before we have reached the direct qualification to the UEFA Champions League."

Source: Sky Sports

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