(IN THE PHOTO: a cheerful Arrigo Sacchi)
MILAN – Born on this day in 1946, Arrigo Sacchi celebrates a special milestone today and turns 70. Many happy returns! During his time on the Milan bench from 1987-1991, the Italian guided the Rossoneri to immense success at home and abroad, winning plenty of plaudits along the way. Sacchi’s first trophy came in just his debut season, winning the 1987-88 Scudetto ahead of Diego Maradona’s Napoli. He went on to then conquer the European Cup in successive seasons, in 1989 and 1990, and to this day Sacchi is the last coach to achieve such a feat.2 Intercontinental Cups, 2 European Super Cups and 1 Italian Super Cup complete Sacchi’s list of trophies in charge of the Rossoneri. His work didn’t go unnoticed, earning the attention of the Italian national team, and under his leadership, the Azzurri reached the final of the 1994 World Cup.Sacchi’s legacy however is more than trophies and honours, and his revolutionary playing style and innovative ideas changed the game as we know it, with football fans as well as opponents speaking highly of his all action and entertaining Rossoneri sides of the late 1980s and early 1990s.Once again, best wishes to a Milan and footballing great from everybody involved at the club!