Can AC Milan Become a Force in European Football?

AC Milan were once the benchmark for other Italian clubs, their free-flowing and star-studded side of the early nineties thrilling supporters across Europe.

Now, as they languish 25 points behind Juventus in Serie A, they’re just another wannabe side looking to retrieve past glories. Like Manchester United in England, they’re a club steeped in history, led by a former hero but in dire need of a new direction. Continue reading Can AC Milan Become a Force in European Football?

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso left frustrated after 1-1 draw against Parma

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said that he may not be good enough to help players overcome minor mistakes in their game. The Rossoneri squandered the opportunity to cement the fourth position with a 1-1 draw against Parma on the road and speaking after the game, Gattuso lamented on the carelessness which cost them valuable points.

He said: “Maybe I’m not good enough to make people understand these little things. We expected to do something more, we knew the difficulties of the opponent. On the offside we were unlucky, it wasn’t very clear, we have to look ahead. In the first half we played under rhythm, it wasn’t a great performance, we were good and lucky to find the advantage, then they found a great goal on a free kick after our ingenuity.”
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AC Milan chief confirms the club’s intention of signing Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the club could make an approach to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea on a permanent basis in the summer. The France international joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from the Blues last year, and he has since proved a quality addition at the heart of the club’s midfield.

Speaking to Mediaset, Maldini acknowledged that the Frenchman has shown great character at the San Siro outfit, given he did not experience the best of starts with the club. He added that the club are determined to exercise the buy option on his contract, but that could still depend on the Financial Fair Play and the club’s potential return to the Champions League next term.
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AC Milan legend says Alessio Romagnoli can become a club great

AC Milan legend Serginho has said that Alessio Romagnoli has the potential within himself to develop into a top-class defender like Alessandro Nesta. The Italy international endured a tough beginning to the season with form and fitness concerns, but he has managed to revive his form during the backend of the campaign where the Rossoneri are right in the hunt for the top four.

Speaking to Tuttosport, Serginho praised the abilities of Romagnoli and suggested that he can reach the heights of Nesta and Paolo Maldini at the club, he told the publication: “[Alessio] Romagnoli is a great defender and he’s growing a lot. He’s a different player to Nesta, but they are both great defenders. Alessio is young, he can grow to become as good as Nesta and Maldini. Milan started the season poorly but the arrival of new players has allowed Gattuso to create the right balance. They are playing with greater continuity. Milan needs strong ownership, a good environment in the locker room and great players. Rino [Gattuso] has won a lot with Milan, he knows the importance of the shirt so he can change the team’s mentality.”
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AC Milan president talks about importance of Champions League football

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has talked up the importance of Champions League qualification for the Rossoneri in order to ease the economic situation around the club. The San Siro outfit had been guilty of breaking the Financial Fair Play regulations during the previous campaign but they escaped with a hefty fine rather than a European ban on appeal.

Still, there are no assurances that the team will get a similar favour from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the future and Scaroni remains hopeful that the club can maintain the stability with progress to the Champions League next term. However, the Rossoneri chief added that he won’t create drama, should the team fail to meet the requirements for the campaign.
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AC Milan president pleased with club’s progress under Gennaro Gattuso

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has been pleased with the club’s development under the guidance of manager Gennaro Gattuso. The Rossoneri started the season in a relatively slow fashion with numerous stalemates but they have found their feet thereafter to propel into the Champions League positions.

At present, the Rossoneri are clinging onto the final Champions League qualification spot in fourth and speaking to reporters, Scaroni is impressed with the uptrend of fortunes around the club. He added that he has been pleased with the recruitment policy with both Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek hitting the ground running since their winter arrivals.
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AC Milan boss acknowledges Gonzalo Higuain may leave the club

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has hinted that Gonzalo Higuain could make way from the club this month amid the reported interest from Chelsea. The Argentina international has been linked with a potential reunion with ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at the Bridge and it appears that a deal could be finalised before the end of the month.

Speaking after the Rossoneri’s Coppa Italia triumph over Sampdoria, Gattuso stressed that he has a good relationship with the striker and the pair are quite honest while speaking to each other. However, the ex-Champions League winner added that he is unsure regarding the Argentine’s position and the forthcoming weeks should provide a clarity regarding the same.
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Gonzalo Higuain pays tribute to AC Milan boss after SPAL triumph

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has dedicated his match-winning goal to AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso after the Rossoneri came from behind to register a 2-1 win over SPAL. The Milan giants had gone through an unwanted history after failing to score in four successive league games but they managed to put that aside by finding the scoresheet twice against the weekend’s opponents.

Speaking after the game, Higuain highlighted the importance of the goal and praised his manager, who has supported him during a run of nine matches where he could not find the net. He added that the Italian Super Cup remains the next main challenge for them and they are determined to win the trophy against Juventus following the winter break.
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LEONARDO FUMES OVER EUROPA EXIT

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has been left far from pleased with the refereeing decisions in midweek following the club’s Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos.

The Rossoneri had come into the game with a three-point advantage over their Greek counterparts but they could not take advantage after suffering a 3-1 defeat which saw them bow out of the competition on goal difference. Continue reading LEONARDO FUMES OVER EUROPA EXIT

Could Jose Mourinho Be The Next AC Milan Manager?

With AC Milan 19 points off the pace in the race to pip Juventus to top spot in Serie A, the Rossoneri hierarchy may be thinking about a managerial switch.

Gennaro Gattuso enjoyed a long and successful career as a player at the San Siro, but he hasn’t quite been able to turn it around just yet as a manager. The 40-year-old has been in charge of AC for 57 games, winning 27 of those whilst losing 13. His 47.37% win rate is solid considering how bad Milan were when he arrived at the club. Continue reading Could Jose Mourinho Be The Next AC Milan Manager?