Filippo Inzaghi has requested the club to have patience in his coaching methods,

AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi, who is on the verge of being sacked, has requested the club to have patience in his coaching methods, which he believes have already paid rich dividends in terms of style of play. Milan have once again endured a very disappointing campaign and will be finishing outside the European spots. It has been a couple of years since the club were seen in the Champions League. They will not have any hope of being even in the Europa League for the time being. Inzaghi was appointed by owner Silvio Berlusconi, who has had to take a lot of criticism from the supporters.

He is expected to react to a poor campaign by parting company with Inzaghi. Media speculation has linked Milan with a move for Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is set to face the sack after a season without any major end of season honours. Despite having won the Champions League only 12 months ago, Ancelotti could be available. The former manager still lives in the Milan history after having led the club to league titles and two Champions League crowns as well. Inzaghi, though, says that the team is finally showing signs of reacting to his methods. The manager was speaking after the club secured a victory over Atlanta on the final day.

“The club can see that this team plays good football and has an identity now. I knew the players would react, we were truly a team in these last four or five games. Now there are strong foundations and with a few new faces Milan will get back to where it was.I have a contract. If people believe in me, then we go forward, if not then the club will evaluate the situation.I am relaxed and happy, I was pleased to have the whole squad behind me, which is not easy for someone making his Serie A debut as a coach,” said Inzaghi.