Wednesday June 22 2016
Milan: Brocchi, Giampaolo, de Boer

The three main candidates for Milan's bench are Cristian Brocchi, Marco Giampaolo and new name Frank de Boer, say reports.

The naming of the Coach is one of the priorities that the Rossoneri have to sort out after the sale of the club to a new ownership.

Former Empoli boss Giampaolo was believed to be the favourite, but a report by the Gazzetta dello Sport suggests he is more or less level with Brocchi and de Boer.

Brocchi is believed to be the favourite of Milan president Silvio Berlusconi, who is currently recovering from heart surgery and won't be able to name anyone officially until the end of his rehabilitation.

On the other hand, former Ajax Coach de Boer is approved by the new Chinese buyers, who like him for being young, attack-minded and with no special requests on the transfer market.

Giampaolo may be a good middle ground between the two positions, as he is liked by the Chinese as well as by current joint-CEO Adriano Galliani.

The Gazzetta confirms that the new Coach will be announced on July 1, the day after the Chinese conglomerate's deal of exclusivity for the club's sale expires.