Brother of Marco Giampaolo blasts Milan: “They didn’t build him a compatible team”

By Oliver Fisher -

The brother of former AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo has hit out at the club for the way that his brief tenure in charge went.

Giampaolo was hired by the Rossoneri before the start of the current campaign following Gennaro Gattuso’s departure, but his adventure ended after just seven games in charge.

He was replaced by Stefano Pioli who now faces his own uncertain future, however the former Sampdoria boss is still under contract with Milan until 3 June 2021 having not found work elsewhere, despite links with Udinese.

There have been rumours suggesting that a move to Fenerbahce could be on the cards soon, which would help save Milan a chunk of money as his deal would be ended early.

Federico Giampaolo – a former player and brother of the Abruzzese coach – spoke about the ‘mess’ that was Marco’s time at Milan during an interview Calciomercato.com.

“Marco deservedly went to Milan, but they didn’t build him a compatible team for his characteristics,” he said.

“Many players he asked for weren’t signed so he had to adapt to the players he had at his disposal. There were only a few with him during preseason. Many didn’t have theirs with him, there were so many problems to smooth out. He needed time because he didn’t have everyone together.

“What surprised me was his sacking after Milan won away from home. It’s true, he had problems, but he was close to the European spots. I saw little in the way of professionalism.

“It’ll be up to him to clarify things. I talked to him and [he said] it was a missed opportunity. He’ll have some things to say, which until now he hasn’t said out of respect and as per the terms of his contract. It wasn’t a good experience.

“I’m sure he will get an opportunity at another team, although I don’t know if that’ll be in Italy or abroad. His experience at Milan will also have had a positive effect on his general understanding of the world of football. Marco has passion and a desire to coach.”

Now it appears Milan are set to take another gamble of sorts, with SportMediaset reporting that Ralf Rangnick is set to take charge.

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