Wednesday, 6th February, 2013

Marco van Basten admits he is a coach because he dreams of managing AC Milan.

The Dutchman is a legend at the Rossoneri for his spell as a deadly striker at the club between 1987 and 1995.

During his stint at the San Siro, Van Basten picked up four Serie A titles, three European Cups, three European Super Cups, three Italian Super Cups and three Intercontinental Cups. He was also voted European Footballer of the Year three times.

Now Van Basten is in the dugout and in charge of Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen. But he makes no bones about the fact he would like to coach Milan.

And working with new signing Mario Balotelli would be welcome too.


"I’m coaching in order to become Milan coach", he told Sky Sport 24.

"I would like to coach Balotelli. Perhaps he will even come to Heerenveen", he joked.

Van Basten admits though that his beloved Italian game is not in the best shape and he sees Juventus as the model to which other clubs should aspire.

"Italian football is in crisis, but Juventus have the perfect organisation", explained the Dutchman.

"I get upset when I see empty stands at the San Siro."

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