Pizzolatto had just been sacked by Milan, the Serie A side he led to a Champions League semi-final, and he was in the midst of an existential crisis.
He had just given up on the job.
I had just made a mistake.
That was the last straw.
That’s the end of it.
There was no way out of it, he says.
The coach had been sacked.
There is no doubt about it.
It was a real shock to everybody.
He was in his element, a guy with his hands in the air, a real football man.
He was a great coach, a great player, he loved his country.
The way he spoke about Italy, the way he made his players feel at home, the love he showed them, he was a fantastic man.
It’s a shame that he was fired.
When I met him, he’d just won his fourth league title, and his first as Milan boss.
Pizzolatti was in a bit of a funk.
His first season in charge of Milan had not been a success.
He’d lost to Real Madrid, a club he’d never played for.
There were plenty of people in his inner circle, including his father, who knew that the Italian coach was not the man to be.
We spoke on the phone and he told me that he thought I should leave.
And he told the same thing.
What he didn’t say was that he wanted to be a coach.
He wanted to win trophies.
He wants to do well.
That made him very important.
His agent was not in the picture.
In Italy, there was a very strict separation between the manager and the player.
The player would decide on his own how much influence he wanted in the dressing room.
But Pizzolo was more concerned with what he could do for his country, as he says, than with winning trophies.
My father told me, “I think you are a great man.
You will be missed, but I don’t want to see you leave.
Every player I have talked to has said the same: you are the coach, you are responsible for the team, and I love you.” “
The last two seasons I was not happy, but it was not because of the results, it was because of your style of play.
Every player I have talked to has said the same: you are the coach, you are responsible for the team, and I love you.”
It was not easy for Pizzaro.
A couple of years ago, he won the Serie B title with Milan, but he had to give up a first-division league title with Inter Milan because of a transfer ban.
At Milan, he had the luxury of taking the coach’s job.
In the last couple of seasons, he has been the coach for two more titles.
So it was a tough time.
He felt the pressure, but in the end he was able to pull through.
As Pizzolico says: I wanted to take the team to the next level.
I wanted a winner.
I was the best coach in the world, and that’s what I wanted.
If the player wants to be the best, then he will win the trophy.
That´s what we want.
For his part, Pizzola had his reasons for wanting to leave, as well as his reasons to stay.
On the day he signed his new contract, Ponzini was wearing a yellow jersey, and the team had a new coach.
During the season, he played as the No. 8, and Milan was a top-six team, winning the league, cup and Champions League.
After winning the title, he became the club’s captain.
It is a big honour, he tells me, for the fans, but for me personally it was very difficult.
That´s why I had to make the decision to leave.
It took me a while to understand that I needed to be somewhere else.
Of course I was a little bit surprised.
I had a dream.
Milan was one of the best clubs in the league and I was going to be part of it for a long time.
Now it was time to move on.
While at Milan, Pazzoli won four league titles, two European Cups, the Intercontinental Cup and two Serie A titles.
His career was going very well, and Pizzo was a key figure in the club´s rise to the top.
Before I left, he told him that I wanted him to be in the team and he did, and then he became a great manager.
However, I never really thought he was going.
With the new coach and the captain, Milan won a lot of trophies.
Pizzolini was a wonderful manager, a true professional.
Even though Milan had