AC Milan have an agreement with former Valencia boss Marcelino to take over as the club’s new head coach at the end of the season, a report claims.
Stefano Pioli’s future as manager of the Rossoneri appears to be under serious threat as failure to qualify for European competition for 2020-21 would mean his contract is not renewed.
Despite an improvement in performances, an improvement in results has not followed as he has won just eight of 18 games in charge, including damaging defeats to the likes of Juventus, Roma, Lazio, Atalanta and – most recently – Inter.
According to the latest from Mundo Deportivo though, Milan have already lined up their successor. They claim that Paolo Maldini contacted Marcelino around a month and a half ago to present his project.
He obtained the commitment from the Asturian coach to become the new boss once this season has finished, and the 54-year-old has even refused offers from other clubs to respect his agreement.
The decision to bet on Marcelino is also backed by Zvonimir Boban, the report adds.
His record as a manager in LaLiga is as follows: 318 games, 135 wins, 86 draws and 97 defeats.