via: James Horncastle @ ESPN Soccernet
I am a casual supporter of AC Milan for two main reasons: Keisuke Honda, one of Japan’s best midfielders, is an active player in the Milan first-team. The second reason: Milan were one of the most feared opponents in European football during the 1980s to 2000s. I’m sure most fans will remember the 2007 Champions League final, where Filippo Inzaghi destroyed Liverpool to get revenge for the Miracle in Istanbul two years before. I remember that season very well because Milan defeated Manchester United in the semi-finals. The Red Devils won the first leg 3-2 in an exciting encounter at Old Trafford, but were completely annihilated 3-0 at the return leg in the San Siro.
This open letter to Silvio Berlusconi, the owner of Milan, sums up the feelings of football fans everywhere about the current plight of the team. You can’t sack managers for fun just because of a string of poor results.
Okay, maybe you CAN if you’re Palermo — they have already gone through EIGHT new managers all in one season. And guess what? They are still in the relegation zone, although they look capable of beating the drop with six Serie A matches remaining.
My point is: Football has reached the point where managers are getting sacked left and right like some sort of expendable commodity. You have to give the managers time to build a system, a plan, and to establish rapport with their players. All of this is thrown out the window when a new manager comes in — you have to start all over again.
I can’t believe Berlusconi used to be prime minister of Italy.