AC Milan’s leadership refused to believe that previous head coach Gennaro Gattuso was ‘adding value’ to the current squad, according to a report.
Gattuso left his position at the end of last season with the Rossoneri having missed out on a Champions League spot in the final game after what many considered to be an encouraging campaign.
Marco Giampaolo arrived from Sampdoria as his replacement but proved to be a disastrous appointment, lasting just seven games and 111 days – the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history.
Stefano Pioli has since come in to replace him, and after one point from the first six available under the former Lazio and Inter boss many are beginning to think letting Gattuso walk away was the wrong choice.
According to Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport – as cited by SpazioMilan – Thursday’s game against SPAL will be a ‘salvation challenge’ for Pioli whereas in the final game of last season it was a chance to crack the top four.
Gattuso – who was of course in charge of that game – ‘understood everything’ about the squad and the club ‘did not want to accept the fact that he was the added value’, the report claims.
Cinque mesi fa, con #Gattuso al timone, #MilanSpal è stata una sfida da #Champions. Giovedì sarà una sfida salvezza. L'ex tecnico aveva capito tutto ed in società – scrive @tuttosport – non hanno voluto accettare il fatto che fosse lui il valore aggiunto.#SpazioMilan pic.twitter.com/GCk3aP0tsm
— SpazioMilan.it (@SpazioMilan) October 29, 2019