Ivan Gazidis has suggested that Gennaro Gattuso’s tenure is almost over as Milan will ‘dedicate the next few days to analysis’.
Milan beat SPAL 3-2 on Sunday’s final round of Serie A but failed to qualify for the Champions League as Inter and Atalanta both won, and Gazidis refused to offer guarantees about Gattuso’s position.
“Despite tonight’s victory, we’re rather disappointed at having failed to qualify for the Champions League,” the CEO said after the game.
“However, the team fought hard until the end and I want to thank everyone for their efforts, overcoming the difficulties represented by various injuries and some setbacks.
“We ended the season with our highest points tally since 2012-13. Next season we’ll participate in the Europa League for the second consecutive year.
“I’m confident that the team will continue to grow and achieve success. I was genuinely impressed by the extraordinary support of all our fans throughout the season.
“They were constantly positive and supportive of the team, even at the darkest moments, lifting us up every time. I want to thank them all.
“We'll dedicate the next few days to performing a complete analysis of the season and looking at the next steps to continue the club’s growth.”