Gennaro Gattuso Slams Lack Of Real Men At Milan

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Gennaro Gattuso has hit out at the current AC Milan squad, claiming the dressing room is devoid of "real men".

The former midfielder says that star forward Jeremy Menez typifies the current lack of discipline at San Siro

Coach Pippo Inzaghi has endured a difficult debut season at San Siro and with the club currently 10th in the Serie A standings and unlikely to qualify for Europe, the former striker is expected to be sacked this summer.

Gattuso has some sympathy for his former Rossoneri team-mate, though, as he feels the coach's cause has been hindered by a lack of direction at boardroom level and an absence of leaders on the field.

"Milan are like Unesco, whereas Manchester City and PSG have no history," the ex-Italy international told the Gazzetta TV. "However, one notes that there is no planning [at Milan].

"It's important to speak clearly with the fans. They talk about youngsters but then the youngsters are loaned or sold.

"Also, in our dressing room at Milan we respected the rules. The current Milan lack that."

Indeed, Gattuso believes that Milan's ill-discipline is best personified by Jeremy Menez, who has hit 16 Serie A goals this season yet been criticised for his attitude.

"Menez has scored many goals but on a leadership level, he's not done enough," Gattuso added.

"Always defending him if you are the coach is not good. Milan must try first of all to find men.

"I know that there is tension in [Inzaghi's] work but the respect for him and everything we shared remains. But it's not enough to be a great player to be a coach.

"We must make mistakes in order to learn but, at times, always protecting the squad is not good.

"These days, you must be credible. The players don't wait around. They want to see if you know what you are doing. If you mess up once, you're dead."