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 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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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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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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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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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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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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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has stressed that his side have a strong chance of outclassing Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday night. The Rossoneri prepared for the encounter with a 4-1 victory over Hellas Verona and following the game, Gattuso discussed the club’s chances of beating the Bianconeri.
In his post-match conference, Gattuso highlighted that he was disappointed by his side’s performance in the final 20 minutes against Verona. Despite this, he remains confident of the club’s prospects against Juventus, provided they can excel with their own game, he said: “We had to improve in those final 20 minutes, we switched off even though the game wasn’t over. Continue reading Gennaro Gattuso Backing AC Milan To Pip Juventus To Coppa Italia Title
Former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has high hopes for the Rossoneri prior to the end of the season. The San Siro outfit found themselves in a heap during the first half of the campaign as they fell into the lower half of the table despite spending nearly £200m on fresh recruits in the summer.
However, under the stewardship of Gennaro Gattuso, they have managed to make inroads towards the Champions League positions, and Ancelotti believes his ex-club could make the top-four, considering the average form of the likes of Inter Milan, AS Roma and Lazio. He said: “If they keep going on like this, I think they can. But they need to be ready in case Roma, Lazio and Inter found some difficulties in the following months. Considering their start, it’s already a great result to be thinking about reaching Champions League.”
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