CorSera: Casting for position of Milan boss started in October – Gasperini greatly admired

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan considered three names to become their new head coach after Marco Giampaolo’s sacking last October, a report claims.

Amongst all the many uncertainties facing Milan on and off the pitch this upcoming summer, none seem more important and also more mysterious than that of the head coaching position.

Evaluations, talks and surveys for the future coach started since last October after Giampaolo was sacked, writes il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews).

One of the candidates to lead Milan in a different direction was Luciano Spalletti, with talks held at his home that eventually proved to be unsuccessful due to failure to agree a severance from his Inter contract.

Interestingly, the paper adds that there is ‘a constant thought given to Gian Piero Gasperini’ whose work at Atalanta continues to disprove an ancient law of economics applied to football, which is that the final ranking in the long run resembles the money spent.

Gasperini is held in high esteem by Elliott Management, while the outlet mentions that someone else was taken into consideration and then discarded because he asked to change 10-11 of the squad, and some names like Sassuolo’s De Zerbi were shelved.

Tags AC Milan Gian Piero Gasperini Luciano Spalletti Roberto De Zerbi