Journalist confirms Gazidis still wants to bring Pochettino to AC Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are still interested in hiring Mauricio Pochettino as manager ahead of next season, according to one journalist.

There has been speculation in the Italian media recently that the Rossoneri could sack current boss Gennaro Gattuso at the end of the season should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Earlier in the month, Pochettino’s name was first mentioned as the man that Milan chief Ivan Gazidis wants the Argentina to help lead a new era.

Gazidis knows the Argentine from his time as Arsenal director given that he currently manages the Gunners’ fierce rivals Spurs, and there was even talk that Pochettino would be offered a £300m budget to swap north London for northern Italy.

Talk then went quiet, but now the director of – Stefano Agresti – has confirmed to Radio Sportiva that Pochettino is still the man Gazidis wants.

“In England he is doing well and Gazidis really likes him,” Agresti said.

“It is clear that it is not an easy task for the hiring and the important ambitions that he has.”

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  1. What rubbish! 😂 The Italian media will stop at nothing to get a story! 1. Milan have clear FFP restrictions so how exactly would a £300 million warchest enter the equation? 2. Both Leonardo and Maldini have stated categorically numerous times that Gattuso has thus far exceeded expectations and wasn’t even asked to finish in the Top 4. 3. As Arsenal CEO, I sincerely doubt Gazidis had links to their main city rivals’ manager! If he had, he would’ve likely been buffeted around like a billiard ball! 😂 Gattuso has done a stellar job, better than any Milan coach in recent memory besides Allegri. People should shut up and let him get on with it and report some real news!

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