Di Marzio: Ex-Inter boss aware he ‘is a candidate’ to replace Giampaolo

By Oliver Fisher -

Former Fiorentina and Inter boss Stefano Pioli reportedly believes he is a candidate to take over as AC Milan boss if Marco Giampaolo is sacked.

The Rossoneri managed to halt their three-game losing streak at Genoa on Saturday night as goals from Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessie propelled the team to a 2-1 win.

There was plenty of drama though; with four red cards (two to bench players) and two penalties, the latter of which was saved in added time by Pepe Reina to preserve the three points.

Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport though – as cited by MilanNews – it was a victory that did not convince, and that Giampaolo is still firmly under the microscope.

Rudi Garcia, Gennaro Gattuso and Claudio Ranieri have all been mentioned as possible replacements, as well as Max Allegri and Luciano Spalletti.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio has thrown a new name into the mix, as he claims that Stefano Pioli is aware of being in the running for the job.

Pioli is Sampdoria’s first choice to replace the struggling Eusebio Di Francesco, the Sky Italia journalist claims, but he wants more time to consider his options due to the possible Milan vacancy.

The 53-year-old has taken charge of 310 games in Serie A across spells with Parma, Chievo, Bologna, Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina, winning 109 games, losing 112 and drawing 89.


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