(GSM) – Milan coach Leonardo has hinted that he could leave the San Siro at the end of the season after being criticised by club owner Silvio Berlusconi.
Berlusconi was reported to have told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper: “He will leave, we are working on a new coach.
“Leonardo has been too tough headed and the team has played badly this season.”
And the Brazilian coach, who stepped up from his role as club’s technical director to succeed Chelsea bound Carlo Ancelotti last May, has responded by saying: “I can’t deny our relationship is difficult. We are different, maybe incompatible.”
The inexperienced manager, who has been capped 60 times by his country, has failed to improve an ageing team.
The Rossoneri are third in Serie A being well adrift of top two, Internazionale and Roma, with in-form Sampdoria closing in to steal the third automatic Champions League spot.
“The important thing is these next three games,” added Leonardo.