Last summer, Marco Giampaolo signed a two-year agreement with AC Milan to replace Gennaro Gattuso on the bench. However, just two months into the season, he was sacked by the club after failing to meet the expectations.
According to today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it), there have been talks of a potential move to Turkey for the Italian manager. The former Sampdoria boss is under contract with Milan – until 2021 – and thus still on the wage bill.
President Ali Koç is keen on bringing in Giampaolo for next season, impressed by his ability to enhance young players, which we saw at Sampdoria. For reasons already mentioned, this would benefit Milan a lot.
In fact, as the newspaper continues, the Rossoneri would save a year’s salary. This is around €4m gross, and considering that CEO Ivan Gazidis wants to cut the wage bill, this would come as a pleasant surprise for the club.