CM: Elliott make decision on Boban, Maldini; the four names to replace Giampaolo

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan directors Zvonomir Boban and Paolo Maldini are safe in their jobs with Marco Giampaolo set to leave, a report claims.

Giampaolo appears to be close to getting sacked after a poor start to the season in which Milan lost four of their opening six games prior to Saturday’s win over struggling Genoa.

A number of outlets have claimed that Luciano Spalletti is the first choice to take over form the ex-Sampdoria boss, however the fact he still has a contract with Inter could prove to be an obstacle.

There were reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport that both Maldini and Boban were under scrutiny from the club’s owners Elliott Management after the poor start.

According to an exclusive from Calciomercato.com though, Elliott continue to maintain their full trust in the pair and ‘trusts in their abilities for Milan’s re-launch’.

As for Giampaolo’s successor, there are four names in the running: Spalletti, Rudi Garcia, Claudio Ranieri and Stefano Pioli – in that order of preference.


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