AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi believes that AC Milan have made such a spluttering start to the season because he has not played an active a role in the running of the club this season.
After Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Livorno, the Rossoneri are in ninth place in Serie A, a massive 22 points behind leaders Juventus and more importantly, 14 points out of the last Champions League places.
As a result Berlusconi has pledged to spend more time at the San Siro in order to help Massimiliano Allegri’s side through this rough patch.
“When I am not dealing with AC Milan, they go wrong,” the club’s honorary president told the Corriere dello Sport.
“Last year, after a disastrous start, I was more interested in Milan and we nabbed third place. I believe the team need extra care today, too.”
The irony in Berlusconi’s comments is that despite their poor domestic form, Milan can seal a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they avoid defeat at home to Ajax on Wednesday night. With the chasm between Milan in ninth and Napoli in 3rd, it might take the Rossoneri wining another European Cup for them to compete in the Champions League next season.