GdS: Milan exploring idea of Sarri to replace Pioli but Arsenal or Spurs may have ‘charm’ factor

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could turn to Maurizio Sarri if they fail to secure a return to Champions League ahead of the 2021-22 season, a report claims.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that Sarri was ready to take the Roma job as he considered them the perfect team for the basis of his football ideas. He felt ready to enter the heart of the negotiation, but then the capital club announced the hiring of Jose Mourinho and now Sarri’s future is uncertain again.

If he had wanted to, Sarri could have long since become the coach of Fiorentina or Napoli as La Viola sought him when Iachini was sacked, but there was a meeting and the Italian said no. Napoli had contacted him after their disastrous defeat in Verona at the end of January, but they also received a refusal.

Then arrives the Milan hypothesis. The paper explains that Milan are happy with Pioli but would be less so if – after a season always among the top four – a Champions League place were thrown away. What filters is that Pioli would be kept regardless, though it is a tactic to ease the tension.

Sarri was one step away from Milan in the days of Galliani, while today it is an idea that for the moment ‘remains in the laboratory’ as we wait to see what the final four games brings.

The ex-Juventus and Chelsea boss held talks with Olympique Marseille, but Ligue 1 does not interest him, while the idea of ​​a return to the Premier certainly should not be discarded. London has a particular ‘charm’ and he enjoyed his experience in the English capital, with Tottenham having enquired and Arsenal may turn to him to replace Arteta.

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  1. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ says:

    Bonaroca:- I have been an Arsenal Supporter since 1946, I am now 98 years and still follow Arsenal. At this point in time I am very disappointed like many , but I think that I would not agree to have a 62 year Mr Sarri, if I would go for Mr Allegri the Ex Juve manager. Mr Arteta has his good points but as they say Rome was’nt built in one day.
    Now when I am mentioning Ar Allegri for the following :- He is a top Manager and results show before his temperory retirement. Secondly, he has top class material with players of an average age of 18 to 24 years. Thirdly Arsenal have class players from the Accademy who could be a manager’s dream to build a real
    Arsenal side some of who are even on loan with premier teams. If Arsenal could spend millions on players I am sure they could afford to spend
    on a top Manager like Allegri whom I consider a
    top class gentleman fit for Arsenal who could build a team mainly from accademy players.

  2. Milanisti indonesia says:

    If roma gonna have mourinho, milan better catch up with allegri or ragnick at least

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