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Gennaro Gattuso Says He’s “Not a Great Coach” Despite AC Milan Coppa Italia Success

Gennaro Gattuso Says He’s “Not a Great Coach” Despite AC Milan Coppa Italia Success

AC Milan may have reached the Coppa Italia final last night with a penalty shoot-out victory over Lazio… but Gennaro Gattuso insists he’s still not a great coach.

The former Milan midfielder, who earned a reputation for being one of the toughest tacklers in the sport’s history during his playing days, replaced Vincenzo Montella in November.

And the Rossoneri have shown serious signs of improvement under Gattuso, with the club currently on a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

However, the former Rangers star has told RAI televison that he’s still “still got to take lots of hits” in his managerial career.

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“I’m not a great coach, I’ve had to cut my teeth and I’ve still got to learn a lot.

“A lot’s been said over the past 20 days about me being a guru, but I’m not. I’ve still got to take lots of hits.”

“I’ve never been gifted anything in these years. I’ve won a league at youth level, had some very difficult experiences abroad — you don’t learn from tactics books, you learn through setbacks.

The World Cup winner will lead his side out in the final against Juventus on May 9, as Milan aim to lift the Coppa Italia trophy for the first time since 2002.

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