Former AC Milan striker, Andriy Shevchenko is convinced that under-pressure head coach, Gennaro Gattuso possesses the right qualities to lead the club forward.
Gattuso’s position has been a source of speculation for much of his first full season in charge at San Siro.
The Rossoneri had failed to win any of their previous five matches in all competitions and remain a point adrift of Serie A’s top four.
Though coaches of the calibre of Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte have been linked to Gattuso’s job, Shevchenko, who won Serie A and the Champions League with Milan, is staunchly in his former team-mate’s corner.
“It is important to keep supporting Rino (Gattuso’s nickname), because he’s giving the team an identity and a sense of belonging,” Shevchenko told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He’s the right man for this Milan. I’m happy that the club is keeping faith in him.
“I like this attitude of the club. There are people who have clear ideas, who are not shaken in times of difficulty. [Sporting director] Leonardo and Paolo Maldini are working calmly and competently.
“With Leo, Paolo and Rino, we’re in good hands.”