Three names are being considered by AC Milan to replace Marco Giampaolo as head coach should his struggles continue, a report claims.
Giampaolo has not enjoyed a good start to life as Rossoneri boss, losing three of his first five Serie A games with his side scoring just three goals (one from open play) in the process.
The latest disappointment came on Thursday night as Milan surrendered a lead inside the last 20 minutes to lose 2-1 away at Torino.
Speculation surrounding Giampaolo’s future is rife in Friday’s papers as expected, with il Corriere della Sera claiming that his position has been ‘weakened’ and that Sunday’s game against Fiorentina could be decisive.
According to il Corriere dello Sport, three names are being lined up to replace him should things continue to turn sour.
One of those is Gennaro Gattuso who left the same role at the end of last season having failed to secure a top four finish.
His record in Serie A as Milan boss is not bad: 61 games, 30 wins, 19 draws and 12 defeats.
Another name being considered is Luciano Spalletti, a manager who in the last four seasons has finished third, second, fourth and fourth with Roma and Inter respectively.
Finally, Claudio Ranieri makes up the three-man shortlist, with the 67-year-old having led Roma on a resurgence towards the end of last season.
The former Inter and Fiorentina manager’s last major achievement came when he miraculously won the Premier League with Leicester back in 2015-16.