Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi identified Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram as the one player he would have loved to coach.

The Frenchman joined the club last summer on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

He then exceeded the expectations of many by immediately revealing himself as a pillar in the starting lineup.

The 26-year-old formed a great partnership with club captain Lautaro Martinez. The two strikers spearheaded the club’s charge towards the Serie A title.

In a recent interview, Sacchi was asked to name a Serie A player he would have liked to have at his disposal.

The 78-year-old chose the France international for his generosity and physical attributes.

“I would say Marcus Thuram,” said the former Milan and Italy manager in his interview with Libero via FcInter1908.

“The Frenchman really impressed me this season with his generosity, strength and desire to improve.

“I coached his father Lillian during my time at Parma. He was a phenomenon as a player and a person. Very intelligent.”

Arrigo Sacchi Names Inter Milan Star Marcus Thuram As The Serie A Player He Would Have Loved To Coach

Sacchi also had words of praise for Inter manager Simone Inzaghi, hailing his great progress in recent campaigns.

“This season, I should also mention Inzaghi among the top managers.

“Simone has evolved a lot, becoming more and more of a strategist. The leap in quality that his Inter made during his time at the club speaks for itself.”

Inzaghi has been at the helm of the Nerazzurri since 2021 when he arrived as a replacement for Antonio Conte.

He has thus far won six titles in three campaigns at San Siro. He finally lifted the Scudetto trophy after falling short on the previous two occasions.