Andriy Shevchenko is not an option to replace Marco Giampaolo as head coach contrary to recent speculation, one outlet has claimed.
Milan fell to their fourth defeat in their opening six Serie A games on Sunday night as they were beaten 3-1 by Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina.
Pressure is beginning to build on Giampaolo after a dreadful start to the season – statistically the worst since 1938-39.
It was a hostile atmosphere all evening with protests from the Curva Sud during the second half, and as such speculation is growing that Giampaolo could be sacked.
TMW linked Andriy Shevchenko with the job after the game, and on Monday they provided an update by reporting that the former striker is in fact Milan’s first choice.
However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – Shevchenko is in fact not an option at present.
The reason for this is that the 43-year-old is the current Ukraine national team coach and he wants to take his country to the next European Championships.
As a result, there is no reason that would make Andriy want to leave his job half completed, even if Milan were to come calling.