16 May 2010

Leonardo to leave Milan

1:43 pm on 16 May 2010

AC Milan coach Leonardo has announced he's leaving the club after just one season in charge - confirming one of the worst kept secrets in Italian football.

The Brazillian took the reigns at San Siro when former boss Carlo Ancelotti left for Chelsea, but he's endured a troubled campaign with Milan a distant third in the Serie A with one game remaining.

His appointment was seen as a cheap gamble given owner Silvio Berlusconi has been belt-tightening during the global economic crisis.

Leonardo strongly hinted at his departure recently when he said his relationship with Berlusconi was possibly incompatible.