Inzaghi looking to restore Milan pride

The 40-year-old coach is determined to bring the success he had during his time at the club back to the San Siro and has vowed to field a motivated side.

Filippo Inzaghi has pledged to restore pride and give AC Milan supporters something to cheer about next season.

Milan faces its first campaign out of European competition since 1998-99 after finishing eighth in Serie A last season under Clarence Seedorf, who succeeded Massimiliano Allegri in January.

Inzaghi was promoted from the club's youth team after Seedorf left the club and has big plans for the team.

The 40-year-old cited the success of La Liga champion and Champions League finalist Atletico Madrid last season as a source of inspiration and vowed to field an organized, hardworking side.

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"I want a positive team who want to play from the heart in order to beat the opposition," Inzaghi told Sport Mediaset. "We have everything and we do the best job in the world. You can't be sad and anyone who is out of the team needs to prove that I'm wrong. The Milan shirt must matter again.

"This situation motivates me even more than ever because I know that people who give their best will get their rewards in the end. The fans will definitely see a team that fights and wants to achieve its targets by doing everything possible. Let's see if that is enough. Our target is to bring the fans back to San Siro and make sure they recognize this team."

Inzaghi won two league titles, two Champions League trophies and the Coppa Italia during his 11-year playing career with Milan.