NEWS
Saturday October 19 2019
MD: 'Milan want Guardiola'

Milan want Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as Coach and Ajax’s Marc Overmars as director of sport for next season, claim Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish paper suggest owners Elliott Management have become frustrated with the lack of results and succession of tacticians who have come through their gates in recent years.

They believe the only way to truly get Milan back where they belong is with experienced, proven winners at the helm.

Stefano Pioli was only appointed last week to replace Marco Giampaolo, but it seems he is little more than a caretaker.

The ideal would therefore be current Manchester City manager Guardiola, whose contract with the Premier League champions expires in June 2021.

It is not the first time Guardiola has been linked with a move to Italy, as he was a contender for the Juventus job over the summer.

He spent some of his playing career in Serie A with Brescia and Roma, so speaks the language fluently.

Milan hierarchy are also irritated at directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban, feeling neither has the necessary experience for the role, bringing only their links to the ‘old’ club’s success as players.

Their number one target, according to Mundo Deportivo, would be current Ajax director of sport Overmars.

However, he recently extended his contract with the Dutch club to June 2024 after helping them reach the Champions League semi-finals.

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