GdS: Giampaolo has never lost a derby as manager – his record

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Marco Giampaolo did not lose a derby when he was manager of Sampdoria, as La Gazzetta dello Sport have recalled.

On Saturday, Giampaolo will take charge of his first Derby della Madonnina where he looks to put an end to the perfect start of opposite number Antonio Conte.

The Nerazzurri have won all three games in Serie A to start the season, but Milan are looking to build on back-to-back wins and secure a victory that would see them leap above their neighbours.

It will not be the first ever derby for Giampaolo though, who managed several Derby della Lanternas when he was Sampdoria biss.

In those fixtures he had an impressive record, amassing four wins and two draws against Genoa and not losing a single game in the process.

His Samp sides outscored Genoa 8-2 over the three seasons he was in charge, but of course the Milan derby presents an entirely different challenge given the increase in pressure and crowd from 36,000 to over 80,000.

Conte also has numbers on his side though: in Turin he won four derbies out of four (although in one he was banned from the touchline) and he has never lost against Milan since he coached (six wins and three draws).

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