AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi insists Sinisa Mihajlovic will stay on as head coach if he brings home the Coppa Italia trophy in May.
Berlusconi had been critical of the Rossoneri’s performances earlier this season, but Mihajlovic’s side have lost just three times in Serie A since November to make a late push for Europe.
Milan have also reached the Coppa Italia final, where they will face defending champions Juventus to close the domestic campaign, with the five-time winners looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 2003.
Should Mihajlovic achieve that feat, Berlusconi will be happy for the Serb to continue in his job at the San Siro.
“I’ve never had bad things to say about Mihajlovic but the newspapers did their copy and paste,” the 79-year-old told Tele Radio Stereo.
“I only complained about seeing a Milan that I didn’t like. It was a Milan that I wasn’t familiar with.
“However, that isn’t just the fault of Mihajlovic and I do think that in the case that Milan beat Juventus in the Coppa Italia, then he deserves to remain as coach.”