Scaroni admits Milan ‘made a mistake’ with Giampaolo and talks future

By Isak Möller -

After just two months in charge, Marco Giampaolo was sacked by AC Milan after a poor start to the season. In seven games, the Rossoneri lost four which resulted in 13th place in the standings. 

In other words, the decision to sack the former Sampdoria boss was pretty self-explanatory and also something that the fans had been crying out for. Stefano Pioli was chosen as the replacement and Milan have since done a lot better.

Taking part in Olympialex’ video conference earlier today (via MilanNews.it), Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni spoke about the initial struggles. He admitted that they have made some mistakes and that hiring Giampaolo was one of them.

“We are the youngest in Serie A, our choice was clear. We made mistakes, we changed the manager at the beginning of the season, probably the decision to hire Giampaolo wasn’t fortunate.

“Now we are happy with Pioli. Most of our mistakes, though, we have put behind us, they aren’t in front of us. We want to bring Milan back where it should be,” he concluded.

For next season, Ralf Rangnick is in pole position to replace Stefano Pioli. Although the latter have done relatively well, Milan are preparing for a youth revolution and the German has been identified as the perfect candidate.

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