Sinisa Mihajlovic has been the subject of a lot of scrutiny from the Italian media, and in lieu of recent reports suggesting that he could quit at the end of the season, the AC Milan boss has said that he would do no such thing.
Rumours about Mihajlovic’s impending exit from Milan have been flying about for some time now, with the Rossineri struggling for form in the Serie A this season. These rumours resurfaced yet again, after Milan’s 2-0 loss away at Sassuolo in the weekend.
Calciomercato had reported after the loss at Sassuolo that Mihajlovic was mulling over putting in his papers after the end of the season. According to the report, Mihajlovic had revealed his intentions to quit Milan after the season, to a friend at an awards ceremony.
However, the former Roma, Lazio and Inter Milan defender has rubbished these rumours, saying that he has no intention of leaving Milan at the moment.
“It’s only right that I say how things really are. I would like to point out that yesterday I didn’t speak to anyone,” Mihajlovic was quoted as saying by AC Milan’s official website. “I have a contract with Milan and I think we are laying the foundations for a bright future, of which I really want to be a part of and which I want to help create. They are rumours without foundation.
“I’ve always had two things in this world: my balls and my word. I’ve always maintained both of them,” continued Mihajlovic. I don’t like to talk about others. I am focused on my job here and I am taking things one game at a time. The defeat at Sassuolo hurts, but we cannot forget all the positives up until then. We must get back on track right away.”
One loss cannot affect Mihajlovic’s future
AC Milan are still struggling to get into the last Europa League spot on the Serie A table, which is currently occupied by arch rivals Inter Milan. In fact, they have now fallen four points behind Inter after the loss to Sassuolo. However, this is Milan’s first loss in two months, during which they have registered memorable wins, like the 3-0 triumph over Inter, and the 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.
Milan have indeed progressed step by step in the last couple of months, and have moved from mid-table obscurity, to challenging for the Europa League spot. Such an impressive performance by the Rossoneri simply cannot be ignored by the board members of the club, just because of one stray loss. However, with 10 games to go in the Italian season, Milan will have to quickly gather themselves up and get back to winning ways, if they want to play European football at the San Siro next season.