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Gennaro Gattuso sends hilarious message to Gianluigi Buffon on his birthday 

The AC Milan manager was speaking to Sky Italia when he sent a cheeky message to the veteran goalkeeper

There’s something undoubtedly very cool about Gennaro Gattuso. 

The former World Cup winner – who’s now the manager of AC Milan – was one of the toughest defensive midfielders around in his day, and will always be remembered fondly for his partnership with Andrea Pirlo.

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And of course, we’ve all heard about the infamous pranks Italy’s players would play on him, including the time Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi sprayed him with a fire extinguisher in a hotel room.

Original prankster

Original prankster

And it looks like Gattuso still has that old sense of humour, after sending a cheeky message to legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on his birthday over the weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia following Milan’s win over Lazio, Gattuso sent a message to his old Azzurri teammate via the show’s presenter Ilaria d’Amico, who’s also Buffon’s girlfriend.

Buffon and d’Amico

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Buffon and d’Amico

In a hilarious (and quite cringey) moment, the Rossoneri boss asked d’Amico if she had given Buffon his birthday present yet, saying: “It wont be valid after midnight.

“When you turn 40, you want three tiny diamond rings then you want six diamond rings when you turn 50.

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“Give him a kiss on the mouth from me with tongue, he has been very lucky Giggi.”

Which, of course, made d’Amico blush.

Take a look. 

To be fair, Gattuso had every reason to be jovial after the match.

Sunday’s win – their third in succession – takes Milan up to seventh place in the Serie A table, ten points away from fourth but far closer than they were before he took over the job.