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Change for Milan as fans express frustration with club management
By Oliver Fisher -

Frustrations have continued at AC Milan as fans continue to vent their frustration at how the club is being managed.

Fans feel the club is failing at all levels, which is being shown on
the pitch. They are now starting as the betting outsiders for numerous fixtures that in the past they would have been the strong favourites for. There are a number of reasons why
fans are firing back against the club hierocracy, such as the fact they have failed to land any of their main targets in the transfer windows recently.

Many fans also feel there is now a clear lack of direction at the club, in comparison to rivals Inter. The latter are on a sharp upward curve and back challenging for the title, which will further add to Milan fans’ frustrations.

They are challenging the management of the club by Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban. This led to protests and fans calling for him to leave the club over social media, with the #PioliOut trending top of twitter in Italy and in the top five worldwide. This gives an indication of the backing this had from fans around the world and the attention it is continuing to gather.

It appeared the club had initially looked to stay with Giampaolo but this failed to materialise with Milan now turning their back on him. This was little surprise as he had made a very poor start to the current campaign and was then sacked after just seven games in charge. This meant he had the shortest reign in the club’s history.

Stefano Pioli has now been appointed on a two-year deal, having previously managed in the Serie A with Inter, Fiorentina, Bologna and Lazio. However, he has a shocking record with a
win percentage at just 40.5% since the 2011/12 season.

This looks all the more worse considering he has managed many of the top sides in Italy. He now has a huge task on his hands to turn the fans around and build on their current form, as they have picked up just nine points from the opening seven games.

Tensions are also now boiling over on the pitch, as the Rossoneri have picked up five red cards in the last six games. The only game without one came in the 2-0 derby defeat.

It now sets up for a hugely important period for the club but they also now enter a difficult run of fixtures. This starts with a home game against Lecce, followed by a difficult away trip to

Milan then welcome SPAL and Lazio before a huge test away at league leaders Juventus. Milan then finish this difficult run with a home game against Napoli.

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