CorSport: The four candidates AC Milan are considering to take over as head coach
By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are reportedly considering four names as replacements for head coach Stefano Pioli, who will leave if one of two conditions aren’t met.

Stefano Pioli was appointment to replace Marco Giampaolo after seven games of the current campaign and although performances have improved on the whole the team is still highly unlikely to crack the top four at present.

As such, speculation is rife about Pioli’s future and in particular regarding who could potentially replace him if he were to depart in June.

According to Wednesday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport – as cited by Calciomercato.com – Pioli could would only stay in the event that he wins the Coppa Italia or qualifies for the Champions League.

In the meantime, the Rossoneri are evaluating four potential candidates to replace him: Ralf Rangnick, Max Allegri, Luciano Spalletti and Marcelino.

There have been reports claiming Rangnick is the one wanted by Elliott Management amid rumours the German is in advanced talks with Milan, while Allegri continues to be linked with a return.

Il Corriere dello Sport are also reporting that Spalletti – who was heavily linked with the job when Giampaolo was sacked – has the backing of the whole Milan leadership, while the speculation surrounding Marcelino has mostly come from Spain.

Tags AC Milan Luciano Spalletti Marcelino Max Allegri Ralf Rangnick