AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has revealed that Inter boss Frank de Boer was a candidate to become head coach at the club before they settled on Vicenzo Montella. 

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de-boer-inteDe Boer was a free agent having left Ajax at the end of last season and was on the shortlist considered by AC Milan, but they instead went with Montella which allowed the Dutchman to take over at bitter rivals Inter.

Galliaini told Milan channel, “Montella, De Boer and (Sampdoria’s Marco) Giampaolo were all candidates to become our coach.

“There were six options in total, including (Cristian) Brocchi and two giants with great experience.

“We then decided to sign Montella and we are pleased with our choice.

“Montella’s teams play good football and this is something Silvio Berlusconi, myself and fans appreciate. We have to continue playing like this.

“We have faced strong teams but there’s still a lot to do. The match against Udinese shows how unpredictable Serie A can be.”

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