After several meetings and the best efforts of CEO Adriano Galliani, former coach Carlo Ancelotti will not be returning to Milan this summer. The Italian tactician gave his final answer on Tuesday, which draws the situation to a disappointing close after weeks of optimism.
Inter Milan's Argentine striker, Mauro Icardi, finished the season as joint-Capocannoniere (top scorer) with Luca Toni of Hellas Verona. The 22-year-old by his own admission was both surprised and proud of his achievement and gave fans of the Nerazzurri something to smile about on the final day. Inter missed out on the Europa League despite managing to beat Empoli in a crazy game at San Siro on Sunday night.
Icardi went into the game against Empoli trailing Verona's veteran striker by two goals....
Real Madrid will present Rafa Benitez as their new manager on Wednesday.
The presentation is set for 1 p.m. local time.
The former Napoli manager has spent the past two days working at Valdebebas training center and met with Real Madrid's general director Jose Angel Sanchez as well as the director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno, according to Spanish media.
Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the opportunity to return to coach AC Milan next season, the Serie A club have announced on Tuesday.
The former Real Madrid coach had held talks with Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani in Madrid last week, but after taking a few days to consider the offer, he called Galliani on Tuesday night to say he was turning him down.
Instead, the 55-year-old is expected to take a one-year break from the game to cure a long-standing back problem. He is due to undergo surgery...