Sky journalist confirms Milan are evaluating ‘excellent coach’ Gallardo

By Euan Burns -

Sky journalist Manuele Baiocchini has explained that AC Milan are seriously evaluating Argentinian coach Marcelo Gallardo who they view as being ‘excellent’.

Speaking whilst on Sky Sport 24 (via Milan News), Baiocchini discussed the latest name to be credibly linked with the job of replacing Stefano Pioli at Milan.

Many names such as Paulo Fonseca, Sergio Conceicao, Mark van Bommel and Antonio Conte are being linked, but Gallardo represents a different option as he is currently outside of Europe.

The former River Plate coach is currently at Al Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League, coaching the likes of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

Baiocchini explains that Gallardo was proposed to Milan around a month ago and they appreciate the work he has done during his career. The major problem is his big contract in Saudi Arabia.

“Gallardo is a coach that Milan are evaluating. He was proposed, he was proposed a month ago, when Milan was already looking around for the choice of the next coach. He has been evaluated, he is considered an excellent coach but there is a big obstacle, his contract with Al Ittihad, a Saudi team which guarantees him €22 million net per season,” Baiocchini explained.

The good and bad news for Milan is that Gallardo is not actually doing well in Saudi Arabia. That may be negative in terms of his quality as a coach, but it means there is a chance he is sacked by Al Ittihad which would see his contract disappear.

That makes him a lot more affordable for Milan as they won’t have to pay Al Ittihad any compensation.

“What is the keystone? That Gallardo is not doing well in the Saudi League, he has lost the last three matches and therefore the Sheikhs are dissatisfied with his performance. There is talk of a possible dismissal, of termination of the contract, and Milan could fit into that context if they were interested in deepening the discussion to offer him a contract as the new Milan coach,” he said.

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  1. Where a banter club. No way where jumping on a manager THAT Quick he was announced to be ending his contract THE DAY ITSELF there where already reports of us showing intrest thats Just clear proof that we have no sort of plan what do ever this is getting really bad. We need to let our voices be heard otherwise the idiots in the management will ruin thid club for good.

  2. nah man. none of these so-called journalists know what the eff they’re talking about. Nobody and i repeat nobody know except the management.

  3. Sky being sky? is it me or do they always produce absolute garbage? they just pass on whatever garbage they probably heard from 1 unqualified idiot, then someone else passes it on & it becomes “Gallardo linked with Milan”. I wonder oh I wonder if Gallardo’s agent is that idiot. There would be a straight up uprising & toppling of Gerry as President if this fool comes in as coach

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