New AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso insists he's not a great coach, despite leading his side to the final of this year's Coppa Italia.


The Rossoneri booked a place in the final by beating  Lazio via a penalty shootout on Wednesday. But Gattuso has said that he's still got a lot to learn as a coach, refuting claims of him being a "guru."

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"I'm not a great coach," he told RAI television after the victory. "I've had to cut my teeth and I've still got to learn a lot.


"A lot's been said over the past 20 days about me being a guru, but I'm not. I've still got to take lots of hits.


"I've never been gifted anything in these years. I've won a league at youth level, had some very difficult experiences abroad -- you don't learn from tactics books, you learn through setbacks.

"So I'm not a guru, it's still very difficult. I feel a lucky man who, at 40, has been given a great opportunity and is taking it. But I have no fear of going back to Gallarate to coach the youngsters next year.


"I like this job. I'm living a dream these days and if I continue, great -- but I want to stay here because this is my home."

The Rossoneri will play rivals ​Juventus in the final on May 9, and it would be quite the achievement for Gattuso if he could guide his men past the last hurdle.


The 40-year-old won the Coppa with ​Milan on one occasion as a player, as well as two Scudettos and two Champions League trophies. But he could make his first real mark as a manager by toppling Juve in May.