AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi is getting set to start his first season in the manager's office of his old club. After two years coaching in the club's youth ranks, the legendary striker will try his hand at the first-team level for the first time.
He's jumping into a cauldron. Milan is a club in crisis. Just three years removed from a title, the team barely made last year's Champions League and this year nosedived to eighth place. A 4-3 loss to Sassuolo saw Massimiliano Allegri sacked and replaced with Clarence Seedorf.
Seedorf improved the club's fortunes somewhat, at one point engineering a five-match winning streak and winning the Derby della Madonnina. But Seedorf failed to get the club back into European position and began to alienate some of his charges.
Andrea Poli told La Gazetta dello Sport (via ESPNFC) that Seedorf was too authoritarian in trying to impose his philosophy on the club. Longtime assistant coach Mauro Tassotti nearly left the club after clashing with the Dutchman.
Inzaghi will now be tasked with picking up the pieces and turning Milan into a side worthy of the club's illustrious history. What will he do differently to his predecessors to achieve this task? Let's take a look and see what Super Pippo has in store for his second act in soccer.