New AC Milan coach Mihajlovic expects revival at San Siro

Published Jul. 3, 2015 11:28 a.m. ET

New AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident he can guide the Rossoneri back to the top of Italian football.

Mihajlovic was unveiled to the media on Friday at the start of Milan's pre-season training.

"For me it's a great satisfaction to be here because Milan is a world-class club," Mihajlovic told his club's official website.

"I want to thank president Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani for choosing me.

"There is no bigger project than this one in the whole of Italy.

"You can't fly low at Milan, you have to think big."

The Serbian tactician left Sampdoria last month after almost two years in charge of the Blucerchiati and replaced Filippo Inzaghi to become the Rossoneri's third coach in the space of 16 months.


Milan turned to Mihajlovic as they are looking for a spark after two disappointing campaigns.

The Rossoneri, under first-year coach Inzaghi, finished 10th in Serie A in the 2014-15 campaign and will miss out again on European football after finishing eighth the previous year.

"The team has gone through two difficult campaigns and we need to return to give our fans some joy," Mihajlovic said.

"We need to work hard and forget the bitterness of the past and be optimistic.

"I believe that we, the fans, the club, the staff, must all be united so that we can achieve great things this coming season.

"Milan's aim will be to win every game, but we'll see where we are at season's end.

"Pretty high up for sure. We need to regain our confidence and be optimistic."

Milan have strengthened their squad with the arrival of Italian midfielder Andrea Bertolacci from Roma and the signing of Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Colombian forward Carlos Bacca is set to join from Sevilla too, subject to a medical.

"I think the club is doing a great job in the transfer market," Mihajlovic said. "I can only be delighted.

"We have an ambitious project.

"We have a lot of quality players and we can achieve great things."


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