"I am very sorry for the players and the fans after they finished ninth," he told De Telegraaf. "And also for the Coach who has now gone.
"But I am not sorry at all for the other components of the club.
"I hope their failure to qualify for the Europa League will see them reflect on some of the mistakes they have made.
"The Nerazzurri tried to destroy me several times - if I had not been strong mentally, I would have hung up my boots.
"I experienced difficult times there. Many people at that club do not deserve my respect."