Andriano Galliani, the CEO of A.C. Milan, admits that Pippo Inzaghi will only remain the title as the coach of Milan nest season if he does well over the next 11 games.
“Many clubs had difficult periods, but few remember that a year ago we were the only Italian team in Europe at this stage. It wasn’t a decade ago,” he said to the press ahead of match against Cagliari. Currently, the Rossoneri remain a club in crisis, and it cannot be long now before there are fresh faces on the bench and also fresh excuses from the board.
Galliani insists that 35 points is not enough to make everything better and with the team he will try to get out of the difficult situation that A.C. Milan is currently dealing with. The CEO also recalled the success of A.C. Milan some years ago, including winning the Scudetto in 1996, then finished 10th and 11th in a League with 18 teams, and also won the Scudetto again in 1999.
The fans have gone on strike Saturday evening (21/3) by hanging some banners in the empty stands with ‘Game Over: Insert Coin and Save Milan.’
“There is no post-Inzaghi, and he has a contract for next season and knows full well we have a very affectionate rapport, but we also have to do well over the next 11 games,” said Galliani when he was asked if there was already a choice to replace the coach in 2015-2016 campaign.
Despite the team’s internal crisis, there are several top candidates to replace Filippo Inzaghi. Roberto Donadoni had bagged six Scudetti and three Champions League medals during his career with the Rossoneri, and has proven himself to be a very capable manager. The second man is Maurizio Sarri, which according to Gazzetta della Sport, he is the man Arrigo Sacchi recommended when asked by Silvio Berlusconi for an opinion. Ex-Juventus boss, Antonio Conte, will be a huge coup for Milan if they could pull it off.
The 56-years-old Luciano Spalletti would make a lot of sense as the next Milan manager for a long-term solution for the team. Impressing at Fiorentina, Vincenzo Montella has become one of the darling’s of Italian football, and his intelligence will bring significant change for Milan.
While for Inzaghi, he has a contract for a next season and there is nothing else he can do but do well in the next 11 matches and continue in the next campaign, even though there is not much that the fans can hope for. “We hope the results can be good enough to allow Inzaghi to start the next season,” said Gaillani optimistically.