Another defeat for AC Milan against Genoa on Saturday night could spell the end for head coach Marco Giampaolo, a report claims.
The Rossoneri head to the Marassi in desperate need of a win having made their worst start to a Serie A season since 1938-39.
Milan have lost four of their opening six league games, something which has happened only twice before in the club’s history, and as a result pressure is being piled upon Giampaolo to turn things around.
According to Saturday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera – as cited by MilanNews – the club have told Giampaolo that the game does not represent a ‘last resort’ for Giampaolo.
However, a fifth defeat in seven games would have ‘devastating effects’ and would leave the club in the relegation one, something which would make things very difficult for the leaders to defend.
Giampaolo’s position is helped by a lack of concrete alternatives, the report adds, but a comfortable defeat and the international break coming up would also represent the perfect time for change.