Berlusconi says Milan coach Leonardo is leaving

Berlusconi says Milan coach Leonardo is leaving

Published Apr. 29, 2010 2:22 p.m. ET

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi says coach Leonardo is leaving the club at the end of the season.

The Italian prime minister told Thursday's Corriere dello Sport that "yes he is going."

He added that "Leo was too stubborn and the team played badly. However, he is a good person and a good coach."

Leonardo took the post in 2009, and had a rough start both in the league and Champions League. However, the team steadily improved and was challenging Inter Milan for the Serie A title until falling behind in March.

Milan reached the first knockout round of the Champions League, but lost 7-2 on aggregate to Manchester United.