Silvio Berlusconi urges Zlatan Ibrahimovic to ‘end his career at the highest level with Milan,’ while aiming to get the best out of Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng at Monza.
The former Milan President is now in charge of Serie B side Monza and still continuing his political and business careers too.
He was interviewed by Sky Sport Italia ahead of Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina at the top of the table.
“Over the last two or three months I’ve been watching some of Inter’s games and found myself, as a Milanese citizen, cheering on the Nerazzurri. I like Inter and hope they get good results.
“Having said that, obviously in the derby I will be supporting only Milan.”
There had been reports that Ibrahimovic was tempted by a move to Monza if they are promoted to Serie A.
“I think Ibra should end his wonderful career at the highest level and I advise him to do it at Milan,” noted Berlusconi.
There are several other ex-Milan men already at Monza, including Balotelli, Boateng and coach Christian Brocchi.
“Protagonists are fundamental and players like Balotelli and Boateng are always the best to have around. I still give my opinion to the coach and might do it even more often.
“For example, I feel Monza need a different tactical system to the one they had recently, as Balotelli needs more service. We also need to be more protected in defence and catapult ourselves forward on the attack.
“I need to exchange a few words with Boateng, as we can’t miss penalties the way we did last week. I have total faith in Brocchi, as we started from Serie C and Monza are now second in Serie B, so it’s over 40 years since the club was at this level.”