AC Milan Boss Refuses to Quit amidst Poor Form

Marco Giampaolo has been subjected to intense pressure at AC Milan after overseeing the club’s worst beginning to a new campaign in eight decades. However, the 52-year-old has refused to quit from his role claiming that he still is very confident about overcoming the poor start. AC Milan have suffered a defeat in four out of the six league matches already.Giampaolo was the replacement for Gennaro Gattuso, who was relieved of his role only in June. Milan fell to a 3-1 loss against Fiorentina during the weekend and this was the third successive defeat for the team.

This has increased speculation that Milan are preparing for a managerial change so much so that Arsene Wenger that has been linked with the job. Wenger has been out of the dugout for quite a while since leaving his post as the Arsenal boss, but it is believed that will be ready to take up the challenge. However, the ex-Sampdoria boss remains adamant that he will not quit and that he can overturn the fortunes of the team. It is highly unlikely that Milan will offer any more time especially if the team suffer a defeat against Genoa this weekend.
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Ismael Bennacer states importance of winning the San Siro derby

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer is looking forward to the San Siro derby against Inter Milan this weekend. The Rossoneri were unable to secure a point against Inter during the previous campaign and they will be hoping to make amends this time around as they seek to push for the Champions League positions once more.


Speaking to DAZN, Bennacer said that he has never played in a derby and the upcoming clash remains his first. He added that the team must show more hunger and have to do everything within their reach to come up with the maximum points this weekend, he told: “I’ve never played in a derby, so this is my first, but all the games are the same to me, we have to win every game and take home the three points.
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Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest

Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has revealed that the club had made contact with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding a move to the Rossoneri last summer. The Portugal international parted ways with Real Madrid after nine seasons last year and he has since joined Juventus, where he has been a success with 28 goals during his debut campaign.

Speaking to Sport italia, Fassone revealed that the Rossoneri had sought to make a potential move for Ronaldo last summer and the player himself was open to the idea of joining the club. However, he added that the move never materialized with a change in ownership meaning that there was an overhaul at the hierarchical level of the club.

“The president wanted Cristiano Ronaldo, but the figures told us this was inadvisable,” Fassone told Sportitalia. “Ronaldo was open to evaluating the opportunity, as Milan are a famous club and there was enthusiasm around us. However, we never went beyond some internal calculations and seeing if he was potentially open to it.” Continue reading Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest

Giampaolo Happy to Get First Win As Milan Manager

AC Milan were able to get the first win of the campaign after beating Brescia 1-0 on Saturday. This victory provided huge relief for manager Marco Giampaolo, who has been brought in as the replacement for Gennaro Gattuso. The 52-year-old has a contract with Milan until 2021 and he has largely been able to achieve success with Sampdoria in recent times. However, the start to his Milan career has not been so great with the club losing 1-0 against Udinese in the first game of the season. A major shock from the game was the inability to get even a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.

However, Hakan Calhanoglu was able to come up with the breakthrough after just 12 minutes into the game againstBrescia. This early goal was very decisive in a game that did not have too many opportunities for both teams. After the match,Giampaolo admitted that the team was still a work in progress. A major surprise for fans and pundits was the absence of Krzysztof Piatek from the starting lineup. The 24-year-old was dropped in favour of Andre Silva as there were a couple of changes to the team that lost against Udinese. Milan were grateful to see former striker Mario Balotelli turn up for Brescia due to suspension.
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Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest

Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has revealed that the club had made contact with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding a move to the Rossoneri last summer. The Portugal international parted ways with Real Madrid after nine seasons last year and he has since joined Juventus, where he has been a success with 28 goals during his debut campaign.

Speaking to Sportitalia, Fassone revealed that the Rossoneri had sought to make a potential move for Ronaldo last summer and the player himself was open to the idea of joining the club. However, he added that the move never materialised with a change in ownership meaning that there was an overhaul at the hierarchical level of the club. Continue reading Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest

Marouane Fellaini confirms he has spoken with AC Milan

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has acknowledged that he was in contact with AC Milan regarding a potential move in the summer of 2018. The midfielder had been heavily linked with the Rossoneri following the World Cup last year, but he instead decided to commit his future to Manchester United on a two-year deal.

However, his time with the Red Devils would only last for six more months before he pursued a permanent move to Shandong Luneng. In a report covered by Calciomercato, Fellaini has admitted that he likes the atmosphere in Italy and he could have made the switch to the Rossoneri last summer barring the intervention of manager Jose Mourinho, who was the Red Devils boss back then.
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Former AC Milan star urges Patrick Cutrone to leave Milan this summer

Former AC Milan ace Alberto Gilardino has urged Patrick Cutrone to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Rossoneri in order to become a better player. The Italian recently completed his second full season with the San Siro outfit,where he struggled for gametime with just 12 league starts while finding the net on only three occasions.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gilardino could be better suited to part ways with the Rossoneri this summer in order to be assured with regular first-team football. He added to state the youngster’s versatility on the attack and suggested that he would personally him, should he be in the boots of the opposition manager.
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Gattuso not looking into Atalanta’s results in AC Milan’s top four hunt

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said that his team are not looking into the results of Atalanta BC and they should be pleased with their current position on the table. The Rossoneri are currently three points behind Atalanta in the race for the fourth spot but they have the friendlier schedule for the final two games of the season.

Atalanta have a tough fixture against Juventus on the road during the upcoming game week and when asked about that game, Gattuso said: “If the group is looking at Juventus-Atalanta? No, we can’t control our destiny but we can control our pride. Let’s not lose energy by looking elsewhere. We will face an already relegated Frosinone that will come to San Siro with nothing to lose. We’re thinking of our pride and getting as many points as possible. This team is doing good things, the campaign we had to have… there is talk about us as if we were 8th, 9th or 10th but we’re still in there, we have values and we’ve demonstrated them.”
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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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