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?
AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has stressed that the club are not looking into the position of manager Gennaro Gattuso. The former Champions League winner was appointed as the club’s head coach in November last year and he has since helped the team progress despite the change of ownership during the summer.
Nonetheless, there has been the speculation of Gattuso being potentially replaced at the turn of the year with Conte deemed a potential successor but Scaroni has dismisses those claims, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Maybe they haven’t told me, but I’ve never heard him mentioned by anyone. I don’t even have his mobile number.”
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Serie A giants AC Milan could reportedly seek to pursue the signature of Eric Bailly from Manchester United when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The Ivory Coast international started the opening two Premier League matches for United after experiencing a good pre-season but he has since struggled to regular league action with the Red Devils.
According to ESPN FC, the central defender is understood to be content with the contract situation at the club despite his existing deal expiring at the end of next season. However, there are said to be concerns with the amount of gametime received and that could potentially encourage him to part ways with United in the near future.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso claims that his side was definitely not in a crisis after claiming a 3-1 victory over Chievo during the weekend. Milan came into the game after having picked up only two wins from the first six games of the campaign. However, they were able to claim a 3-0 lead in the game thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Giacomo Bonaventura. However, Chievo did grab a consolation goal and it prevented a clean sheet for Milan. Still,Gattuso was extremely happy with the performance and claims that Milan had never really been in a crisis as the media had led people to believe.
Despite talk about a crisis, Milan are just three points behind Napoli who have been one of the top teams in the Italian Serie A over the last couple of seasons. It is also noteworthy that Milan have been able to achieve this points even whilst still focusing on the Europa League games. The seven time European champions came on the back of a win over Olympiakos in the recent Europa League match. Even though Milan came up with three goals in the match,Gattuso has claimed that his players should try and pick out Higuain more often in the game as the on-loan forward has the ability to get his team out of trouble.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that Portuguese striker Andre Silva wanted to leave the club at all costs during the summer. The 22-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Porto amid much fanfare last year but the move failed to work for him as he managed just two goals from 24 league appearances.
As a result, Silva was offered the opportunity to head to Sevilla on a season-long loan with the option to buy this summer but the move has already been criticised by a section of the supporters after witnessing the Portuguese score a hat-trick for the Spanish club during his maiden La Liga game.
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Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia has said that he is looking forward to a better season with AC Milan following an average debut campaign with the Rossoneri. The 32-year-old struggled to make a notable impact during the course of the 2017/18 season but he is keen to amends by helping the side to a Champions League finish this term.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “During the holidays I had the chance to recover, the pain has gone. I’m not at 100 per cent but I’m in good shape to start training. I’m happy with how they [rest of the team] are working and I hope to be back in the fold as soon as possible and play a great season which is what we want. My goal is pretty clear, is to make it into the Champions League, that’s the first objective. Milan always need to aim higher, like winning the league. It’s not easy as the other contenders are even stronger, but we will give it our all.”
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Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic has revealed his ambition to make a mark with AC Milan after joining them on a free transfer from Hamburg. The 22-year-old was recently part of the Croatian national side who finished runners-up to France at the summer World Cup and the midfielder is now aiming to impress under Gennaro Gattuso.
Speaking in a press conference, Halilovic admitted that he could not quite to his ‘wonderkid’ expectations during his time with Barcelona but he comes to the Rossoneri after gaining the experience of playing nearly 100 matches across Europe, he said: “
I was very young two years ago. I went to Barcelona when I was 19. It’s hard when you’re young and don’t get the chance to play. Now at 22 and having made more than 90 appearances in the biggest leagues in the world I thought it was the right time to take a further step.”
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Manchester United are reportedly lining up an approach to sign AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci amid the financial concerns at the Serie A club. The Italy international re-joined the Rossoneri from Juventus last summer and he was a regular for them during the 2017/18 season as they finished sixth in the league standings.
Since then, the Rossoneri have been banned for their Europa League campaign after failing to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements and they are now expected to recoup another £45m before the transfer deadline or else they could face further sanctions from the decision-making committee related to Fair Play.
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The representative of Ricardo Rodriguez has firmly dismissed the ongoing speculation, which has linked the Switzerland international with a summer exit. The left back only arrived at the Rossoneri from Wolfsburg last summer but there have been suggestions that he could be offloaded to compensate for the Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, his agent Gianluca Di Domenico has now dismissed the claims by saying: “Will he stay at Milan? That’s like asking me if I would [want to] be thin for the next 10 years. Seriously, he has a contract at Milan, he has done well and is playing for a coach in Gennaro Gattuso who likes him a lot. At the moment, Ricardo knows what he has in Milan, although it is true that in football, you can’t 100% say that you will stay a Milan player because this sport is like that. What I can say about Ricardo though is that he’s really happy to play for such an important club as the Rossoneri.”
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Fabio Borini’s agent Roberto di Fanti has confirmed that his client will be joining AC Milan on a permanent basis from Sunderland on July 1. The Italy international joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from the Black Cats last summer and managed to impress under Vincenzo Montella and his successor Gennaro Gattuso whilst playing in different positions.
As a result of his progress, the Italian has now earned himself a permanent deal with the Rossoneri, which would last until the summer of 2021, Di Fanti said: “Yes, from the first of July he will be a player owned by the Rossoneri club until 2021. I would say Borini has had a positive season, given that there were low expectations when he arrived. He has proven to be worthy of Milan. Fabio is an exemplary professional and never seeks controversy, despite being played in several different roles across the pitch. He has worked very hard to be an important player for the club.” Continue reading Fabio Borini to join AC Milan on a permanent basis