After suffering four defeats in the first seven games of the season, AC Milan decided to find a new coach to replace Marco Giampaolo.
AC Milan started the Serie A 2019-2020 season badly. Apart from the three victories against Brescia, Verona and Genoa, they lost all the remaining matches against Udinese, Inter, Torino and Fiorentina. The home team San Siro so dropped to 13th
AC Milan has not been to the Champions League since 2014. This is what hurts the fans of the second-richest team in this arena with seven championships.
During the summer transfer window of 2019, AC Milan recruited Theo Hernandez, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer. They also have many other excellent players such as Piatek, Suso, Rebic, or captain Romagnoli.
Excluding temporary coaches, Giampaolo is the leader at the shortest position in Milan’s history. In 111 days leading Milan, this coach spent seven games: winning three, losing four, scoring six goals, conceding nine goals in Serie A.
According to ESPN sources, AC Milan leaders are considering choosing between two former Inter coach Stefano Pioli and Luciano Spalletti. Another coach being contacted is former player Andriy Shevchenko.
AC Milan appoints former Inter coach
The contract between AC Milan and Pioli is valid for two years. He will receive an annual salary of about $ 2.2 million.
Having 16 years as a coach, Pioli has led Bologna, Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina. His best achievement is to help Inter achieve a 52% win rate in the period of November 2016 to May 2017.
Pioli is the eighth coach of AC Milan, since the club won the last Serie A (2011). His predecessor Marco Giampaolo lasted only 111 days after replacing Gennaro Gattuso, the coach was sacked by AC Milan ranked fifth in Serie A last season and missed out on Champions League tickets.
AC Milan fell to 13th place, after four defeats in the first seven rounds. They are really in need of a coach who can handle the crisis and mount the team in the shortest possible time.
Due to violations of the Financial Fair law, AC Milan was stripped of the right to attend the Europa League season 2019-2020. Since 2014, the seven-time champion team has never returned to the Champions League.