Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has blamed coach Carlo Ancelotti for the club’s failure to land the Serie A title this season.
Milan can still mathematically win the title but with city rivals Inter needing only one more win from their final three matches to claim a fourth straight scudetto, Milan look on course for the runners-up spot.
“If this year we have not won the scudetto, the fault lies entirely with Ancelotti,” Berlusconi said.
“With the players that we have at Milan we could easily have been above Inter.
“Many times this year we have got our tactics wrong. We have many players who are good dribblers, they’re great dribblers and we should have used that but instead we did the opposite.
“Too many times we conceded a goal at the end of the match.”
Berlusconi’s comments will only increase the speculation in Italy about Ancelotti’s future at the club, with Chelsea reported to be a possible destination for the 49-year-old.
Club vice-president Adriano Galliani said he would not comment on Berlusconi’s comments.
“As a rule I never comment on what the president says and on top of that this morning I started by reading other newspapers,” he said.