Marco Giampaolo has revealed that he was ‘disappointed’ after being sacked by AC Milan after such a short time in charge.
Having poached the Italian from Sampdoria, he was tasked with launching new project to revive a fallen giant, and the approval came from legendary Rossoneri boss Arrigo Sacchi who considered him an astute tactician.
However, things did not exactly go to plan. Giampaolo left Milan after just 111 days with 3 wins and 4 defeats under his belt. He was still under contract with the club until June 2021, but that was scrapped when he joined Torino earlier in the month.
Giampaolo was criticised for his tactical choices and the perceived alienation of some players, most likely due to the fact he quickly switched to a 4-3-2-1 and even a 4-3-3, while certain squad members like Lucas Paqueta did not exactly receive great protection in the media.
During his presentation as the new coach of Torino, Marco Giampaolo spoke about his brief experience at Milan.
“What did Milan leave me? I appreciated the great resources, the high-level sports centre and many other things,” he said (via MilanNews).
“There is disappointment because in seven games I was able to show very little. I coached an incomplete team that adjusted over time.”