The name of Marcelino cannot be discarded as a possible head coach target for the summer, a report claims, but a deal is far from agreed as some are suggesting.
Earlier on Wednesday, Spanish source Mundo Deportivo claimed that that Milan have already lined up their successor to Stefano Pioli, who has won just eight of his first 18 games in charge.
Their report claims that Paolo Maldini contacted Marcelino around a month and a half ago to present his project and obtained the agreement from the ex-Valencia boss, and that the 54-year-old has even refused offers from other clubs to respect his agreement.
The reliable MilanNews.it have offered their take on the situation, acknowledging that for now the manager’s agent and the Rossoneri are denying any agreement.
Their report adds that the truth is that Marcelino was one of Milan’s first choices to replace Marco Giampaolo last October along with Luciano Spalletti, before the club turned to Pioli.
At the moment the hypothesis that Milan could hire Marcelino is not a concrete one, but it is a name not to be discarded for the next year. Much will depend on the ranking of the team, the ambitions of the ownership and other factors – too many variables to give absolute certainties on February 12th.