Italy is abuzz over the firing of Italian Serie A club AC Milan’s “legendary” coach Paolo Maldini.
Maldini is the epitome of a “one-club man,” having played 25 seasons with AC Milan from 1984 to 2009. Maldini played a whopping 902 games for AC Milan. Not surprisingly, he’s the all-time leader. Under Maldini’s leadership, AC Milan won 26 titles, including seven Serie A titles and five UEFA Champions League titles.
He also spent five more years on the AC Milan staff. A total of 30 years. He was the face and heart of AC Milan, but the club’s American owner, Gary Cardinal, fired him. It was reportedly due to a feud between Maldini and Cardinal. The Italian criticized the owner for not honoring and respecting the legend.
If AC Milan has Maldini, neighboring Inter Milan has Javier Sateni.
After moving to Inter from Argentine side Banfield in 1995, he played 19 seasons for the Nerazzurri until 2014. He played a total of 858 games. He is Inter Milan’s all-time leader. Sanetti is the only player to play more than 800 games for Inter Milan. He’s an overwhelming legend.
Sanetti was also the club’s “captain”. Under his leadership, Inter Milan won 16 titles, including five league titles and one UCL title. Today, Sanetti is the vice president of Inter Milan.
Inter Milan still honors and respects its legends. They’re taking a different path than AC Milan.
In this context, Sanetti’s ‘Muschio Selvaggio’ reveals the class that an Inter Milan legend can have.
“I rejected offers from Manchester United, Barcelona, and Real Madrid. I didn’t accept offers from the biggest clubs in Europe,” he said.
“I came to Italy at a young age. The bond with Inter Milan started from the beginning. I felt the club was part of my family. The club treated me the same way, and that’s what I appreciate the most. The human aspect was the most important for me. The economic aspect was the next story. I had these values, and Inter Milan was the place where I could fulfill them perfectly,” he explained.먹튀검증
As for why he rejected offers from Manchester United, Barcelona, and Real Madrid, he explains, “There was a time at Inter Milan when everything was not going well. There were offers from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and others. It would have been easier to leave. But I couldn’t leave Inter in that situation. I wanted to leave my mark on the club, and I felt a strong sense of responsibility as captain. It was this feeling and will that kept me at Inter.”