Mediaset: Giampaolo’s job safe – why Allegri, Gattuso and Ranieri won’t replace him

By Oliver Fisher -

Marco Giampaolo’s position as AC Milan head coach is safe due to lack of an alternative, according to a report.

Giampaolo has not got off to the best of starts as Rossoneri boss, with his side having lost three of their opening five games, scoring just one goal from open play in the process.

Saturday’s defeat to Inter in the derby was followed up by another loss on Thursday night at the hands of Torino, as Milan allowed their lead to slip away in the final 20 minutes.

Pressure is building on the former Sampdoria boss already, and il Corriere dello Sport claimed on Friday that a three-man shortlist has already been drawn up containing his possible replacements.

However, SportMediaset – as cited by MilanNews – go against this report by claiming that there will be no immediate change on the Milan bench. 

The management were of course disappointed with the result in Turin, and though positives signs were seen from a playing perspective the next two games against Fiorentina and Genoa are considered must-wins. 

Giampaolo has also been confirmed due to a lack of alternatives: Max Allegri is unreachable, because he asks for at least €10million per year.

Gennaro Gattuso – despite the rumours of a return – has no intention of returning, in large part because before leaving at the end of the season he had asked three experienced players to be bought in the summer. The purchases, on the other hand, went in the opposite direction. 

Claudio Ranieri meanwhile does not convince, and Luciano Spalletti – under contract with Inter until 2021 – is interested in the job but there are a number of obstacles preventing that from being straightforward.


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