Berlusconi unhappy with Milan’s decision-making

Former AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has criticised the club’s recent transfer movements, team selection, and man management.

Berlusconi believes the Rossoneri brought in too many players in the off-season, instead of targeting higher quality signings, while he also feels Cristian Brocchi should have stayed in charge instead of current manager Vincenzo Montella.

“I’d like the team to have good results, that’s why I am a bit sad. I don’t understand their transfer strategies. I’ve never seen a club that buy 11 new players in the summer. It was better to sign fewer players but better ones,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I wanted Brocchi to remain in charge of the club but they advised me to take Montella. I was at the hospital at that time.”

In terms of team selection, Berlusconi is unhappy that winger Suso and midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura were benched against AS Roma in their last Serie A clash, which ended in a 2-0 defeat at home. 

“How can Suso and Bonaventura be benched? They are the most technical players and they don’t play. AC Milan is playing boring football, they always do the same thing. I was telling Montella who to play. He told me yes, but then he did what he wanted.”

On the decision to install Leonardo Bonucci as the new captain, despite recently signing from Juventus, Berlusconi added: “Bonucci is the new captain even if he was one of the most representative footballers of Juventus. He has been at Juve for years, (Riccardo) Montolivo should have remained captain.”

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