AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that there is plenty of work to be done at the Italian club before starting to make progress in the league table. It has been a year campaign for AC Milan as they have gone through spells of struggle and elation in equal measure. The club are currently in the top four and Milan are looking to finish in this position for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign. The club has been out of the Champions League in all these years and it has been a major problem when it comes to attracting the top players to the San Siro – despite having all the prestige in the world.
Gattuso came in as the replacement for the Vincenzo Montella in the middle of the 2016-17 campaign. Even though he results have not been exactly consistent, Milan were able to register their highest points tally (64) in six campaigns. Now, they are looking to finish in the top four places for the first time in a very long time. All these are positive attributes, but it may be a while before Milan are back in the title race considering the strength shown by Juventus over the last five years. In the last two seasons, there are situations whenGattuso looked like being sacked but he has been able to cling on to the job.
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AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has indicated that he is only concentrated on the team’s performances and won’t indulge into a discussion regarding his future. The Italian tactician has managed to maintain the Rossoneri’s Champions League push over the course of the season and they are currently occupying the third spot after leapfrogging arch-rivals Inter, who have experienced a slump in form since the winter break.
Speaking to reporters, Gattuso refused to speak about the plight of the Nerazzurri, whose top-four credentials have come under question in recent weeks. He added that the focus is solely on the Rossoneri for the remainder of the campaign and he would avoid discussing his future with the club at the current point of time.
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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has praised the performances of Tiemoue Bakayoko following the club’s 3-0 triumph over Empoli in the Serie A. The Frenchman had a quiet beginning with the Rossoneri following the loan move from Chelsea last summer but he has transformed his fortunes over the past few months to become an integral part of the starting lineup.
Speaking after the recent win over Empoli, Kessie said that the Rossoneri need to continue keeping their focus on the matches in hand as they seek to return to the Champions League via a top-four finish this term. He added to reserve special praise for Bakayoko, who has been orchestrating the proceedings in the midfield under Gennaro Gattuso.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso is pleased with the performance of the Rossoneri during the 1-1 draw against AS Roma on the road. The Rossoneri opened the scoring through winter signing Krzysztof Piatek in the first 30 minutes but they were pegged back shortly after the interval with Nicolo Zaniolo levelling the scores for the hosts.
Thereafter, Roma were the better team in terms of creating changes and ultimately, the Rossoneri were left to thank goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for making a string of impressive saves to keep out the Giallorossi threat. Speaking after the game, Gattuso admitted that the club produced a mixed bag in terms of performance but remains pleased to have come out with a point which sees them maintain the fourth position on the table for another game week, he said: “In the first half we didn’t play a good game. We saw the quality in the second half, we used the ball more. This Roma side has a lot of important players who are going through a negative moment. I’m happy with our performance.”
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Former AC Milan star Andriy Shevchenko believes Gennaro Gattuso is the right man to take the Rossoneri forward despite the recent speculation regarding his future. The 40-year-old’s position at San Siro has come under scrutiny over the past month amid the Rossoneri’s poor league run but he has managed to get himself sometime after the club’s 2-1 comeback triumph over SPAL before the winter break.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Shevchenko has been supportive of his former Rossoneri teammate and believes the San Siro are in good hands for the second half of the campaign, he said:”It is important to keep supporting Rino, because he’s giving the team an identity and a sense of belonging. He’s the right man for this Milan. I’m happy that the club is keeping faith in him. I like this attitude of the club. There are people who have clear ideas, who are not shaken in times of difficulty. [Sporting director] Leonardo and Paolo Maldini are working calmly and competently. With Leo, Paolo and Rino, we’re in good hands.”
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has finally admitted that his job may be on the line after a string of disappointing results. Just when it seemed that the club are on a path towards recovery and reaching the European stages, the home defeat against Benevento has given a huge blow to the club’s hopes of finishing in the top six places. Milan have fallen a couple of points behind the likes of Atalanta, while archrivals Inter Milan are substantially ahead in the table. There is even potential for Milan to fall out of the top 10 places.
After having been one of the power houses in European football, Milan were expected to revive their old-self when new investment from across the globe poured into the club. However, this has not been the case since the club has not been able to find any kind of a good run going. Milan have gone through several managers already with the likes of Clarence Seedorf staying at the club only for a short spell. Read more… »
Marco Materazzi believes his former Italy teammate Gennaro Gattuso has done an incredible job in transforming AC Milan’s second during the second half of the season. The Rossoneri appeared done and out of the quest for Champions League football, but the appointment of Gattuso as the permanent head coach in November has scrapped a brilliant comeback for the club.
Speaking on Omnisport, Materazzi was full of praise for his compatriot despite Milan’s rivalry with his former side Inter, he said: “I believe that when a coach steps up from being in charge of the B team and asks to keep the same contract, while trying to prove himself with the first team, he has proved he can be treated as a top coach. They’ve produced an incredible come-back. Credit to Rino, who was able to create a good atmosphere and a solid group. We’ll see if he gets the job next year too.”
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AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso was not entirely pleased with the Rossoneri’s 3-0 away win over Ludogorets in the Europa League last night. The San Siro outfit continued their unbeaten start to 2018 with a comfortable win in Bulgaria with Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Fabio Borini finding the scoresheet.
A 3-0 result on the road is usually deemed the perfect result for any side, but Gattuso was not happy with the overall performance. The 40-year-old stressed that the Rossoneri were holding onto their lead rather than putting further pressure to increase their goal tally.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso claims that he has not contemplated resigning from his role. There has been a lot of speculation that the club legend may decide to step down from his role – just a few weeks after coming in as the new AC Milan manager – following a heavy 3-0 loss against Hellas Verona. Gattuso was a frustrated figure on the sidelines as he watched his team suffered a defeat against one of the relegation favorites. It has to be one of the low points of the campaign for Milan, who invested heavily in the squad over the summer. Yet, the club has been unable to reap the rewards for the same, as they find themselves in the ninth place.
Milan would have been hoping to at least qualify for the Champions League this season but they stand to finish outside the Europa League qualification at this rate. Milan’s recent turnaround of managers has been quite high, as new owners decided to part company with Vincenzo Montella after a poor set of results midway through the campaign. Vincenzo Montella is the longest serving of the Milan managers since Massimiliano Allegri left the club in 2014. He has been in charge of the team for just over 500 days, but it appears that Gattuso could have one of the shortest regimes after having been around only for over 25 days.
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