5 coaches that AC Milan should be looking at
A cross selection of viable candidates for the job of resurrecting the fortunes of AC Milan.
Following the sacking of Vincenzo Montella and the appointment of former legend Gennaro Gattuso as first team coach on an interim basis, AC Milan are looking for a new coach.
The Rossoneri had spent about 200m euros on new players in the summer transfer window but have looked disoriented, scattered and without a gameplan under the former coach.
Gattuso is not expected to make an appreciable impact as his record suggests that he is an average coach at best.
Here’s a list of five coaches that can make a long-term impact at the Italian club.
#5 Thomas Tuchel
The former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund coach is currently unemployed after a falling out with the Dortmund hierarchy over transfer related issues at the end of last season.
The German is an astute tactician who is capable of bringing the best of both the young players coming out of the club’s Primavera (Manuel Locatelli, Gigi Donnarumma, Patrick Cutrone, Davide Calabria) and the more established players like captain Leonardo Bonucci.
In the fiery German coach, Milan will be getting a man who is desperate to prove himself on the big stages and who has shown that given the right kind of support, he can get a team to play the vibrant, attacking style of play Milan fans are desperate to see returning to their storied club.
CEO Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimo Mirabelli acting for owner Li Yonghong have shown a willingness to spend money to compete, something the Dortmund equivalent (Joachim Hans-Watzke & Michel Zorc) refused or were unable to do and this should convince Tuchel to sign up for the project.