Shevchenko details special relationship with Galliani, reveals his ‘dream’ is to coach Milan
AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko has confirmed his desire to return and coach the Rossoneri at some point in the future.
With a total of 176 goals scored for Milan, Sheva is the second most prolific player in club history to have scored the most goals in Derby della Madonnina history with 14 goals.
He won the Ballon d’Or in 2004, the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan and won many other titles during his illustrious career, including leading Ukraine to the quarter-finals in his very first participation in the FIFA World Cup in 2006.
Since then his post-match career has taken him into politics – running for election to the Ukrainian parliament in October 2012 – and now he is the coach of their national team with speculation still widespread that he might one day to lead Milan again.
Fabio Fazio on “Che tempo che fa” on Rai 3, the former Milan striker spoke about his career with the Rossoneri on the occasion of the release of his autobiography, with his comments transcribed by Milan News.
Upon arrival in Italy: “In Milan, the rhythms were no different from those in Ukraine. The way of training yes, it was more tactical. The matches are played at a higher intensity. The first word that Billy [Costacurta] taught me in Milan was “Bauscia”, I still use it today (laughs). Costacurta took care of me: we always went out to dinner together and we drove in the car. Albertini? He taught me how to cook and gave me a quick lesson (laughs).
On Galliani: “The only photo I put in the book is Adriano’s. He believed in me from the start, with Braida, this cold in Kiev… It was an important decision for the club, they believed in me and I won a Ballon d’Or… I have to say thank you.
About Milan: “It’s not a team, it’s a family. When you arrive in Milanello they treat you like family. I dream of coaching Milan one day, it would be amazing.
On the Champions League final against Juventus: “Ancelotti asked me to kick first, but I went last. As I approached the place, all my life passed. What happened next is history. “