Sacchi hits out at Milan over handling of Giampaolo’s sacking

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi believes that Paolo Maldini and the rest of the leadership admitted to a mistake by sacking Marco Giampaolo.

Giampaolo was dismissed as head coach earlier in the week after just seven games and 111 days in charge, the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history.

Stefano Pioli was named as his replacement on Wednesday despite protests from fans signing a two-year deal, though il Corriere della Sera believe he will be gone at the end of the season if Milan do not qualify for Europe.

Sacchi – who recently voiced his opinions on Giampaolo and insisted he should not be sacked – spoke at the Sports Festival on Friday about his old club/

“To sack a coach immediately is like saying ‘We were wrong’,” he said, via

“I have known Giampaolo for a long time, I wanted him when I was manager in Parma and when I was in charge of the national team I asked him to come and coach the Under 21s.

“I was sorry he left because he is good, but I don’t know what happened.

“There is a greater good for Milan and all the players I coached: now there are Maldini and Boban, to whom I wish all the best.”

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