Filippo Inzaghi looks set to replace former teammate Clarence Seedorf as the manager of AC Milan's first team.
The retired legend is currently in charge of the U-19 AC Milan squad but is hoping to land his first job in senior management.
Italian media has been abuzz with reports of the imminent sacking of Seedorf since Monday and Inzaghi is favourite to replace him.
Seedorf, a former player and a legend himself, spent a glorious part of his career at Milan. He was appointed manager mid season, replacing Massimiliano Allegri, to help the beleaguered club achieve European qualification. However with 11 wins from 19 matches, the coach failed in this target and has apparently incurred the ire of the management.
AC Milan for the first time in 14 years will not feature in any European competition after finishing a lowly eighth in the Serie A table. Despite the likes of Kaka, Balotelli and Robinho the Dutch manager Seedorf, could do little to stop the rot.
Inzaghi meanwhile appears exuberant over the potential job.
"Excited by what I'm reading? Who doesn't get emotional about what they read? Milan is my life and my story," the veteran told Milan Channel.
"I've stopped playing for Milan but I do everything they ask of me. We'll see what happens, I'm a Milan employee until 2016.”
However, there has been no official news and the 40 year old was himself quoted by the official club website as saying: "I have had no other communications about it until now, other than what has been written.
"I am a Milan employee. Of course, if Milan call and ask me to fulfil another role I will be very happy, but if not I will remain to coach the Primavera as I have always done."
AC Milan are long past their glory days. The club needs someone with who is cognisant of their philosophy and can steer an even course with the resources available. Inzaghi will have a lot to prove should he be officially made the manager of this highly acclaimed club.
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