While there is nothing to suggest that Stefano Pioli’s job is at risk or that his sacking is imminent, discussions regarding who the next head coach of AC Milan might be are only natural especially in periods of difficult form.
There are some sections of the fanbase who believe that turning to a proven winner such as Antonio Conte is the right move, which would also bring a change in tactical identity with a 3-5-2 system and the demand for players who are ready now.
On the other hand, there are those who think now is the right time to go all-in for a young and talented head coach such as Roberto De Zerbi, who is impressing at Brighton and spent time in Milan’s youth academy.
However, journalist Luca Serafini was interviewed by Carlo Pellegatti on his YouTube channel and he spoke about who the candidates to be the next manager might be, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“We need to be realistic. Many would like someone like De Zerbi , who however has never coached a great team. Brighton haven’t won in six games in the league: at Milan, a streak like that would weigh a lot, while at Brighton everyone is still happy and contented,” he said.
“De Zerbi is not a viable option for two reasons: first of all I don’t think he will leave Brighton and then we are talking about a coach who has never led a great team.
“Who would I take? I wouldn’t go and choose a foreign coach. even Italian coaches are few. Antonio Conte has always imposed important signing campaigns, but I believe that the moment has come for him when he will have to accept starting a certain path again.
“At the moment I don’t have a name, I hope that Pioli does his best between now and the end of the season, then in the summer we’ll see what happens.”