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Wednesday October 9 2019
Pioli set up as just another Milan flop

Stefano Pioli is only the latest poor sap to take the thankless task of leading Milan, as Susy Campanale identifies the real culprits.

People have noted that political satires like The Thick of It and Veep are providing scenarios less ridiculous than the ones we see playing out on the news every day now. The chaos at AC Milan feels much the same. There comes a point when ‘banter era’ doesn’t really cover it. This is a club without a plan, a leader, an identity, just endless half-thought-out projects that are thrown out to the public before they’ve been properly vetted, then abandoned once enough negative feedback arrives.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Endless parade of Milan managers

Since Max Allegri was fired in January 2014, Milan have had eight different tacticians on their bench and Stefano Pioli will make it nine.

The Rossoneri have seen a constant turnaround of Coaches, not helped by the fact that during that same period, the club has been under three different owners and a multitude of directors.

Following Allegri’s dismissal in January 2014, Milan had assistant manager Mauro Tassotti take charge of one game before Clarence Seedorf saw out the season.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Mihajlovic completes second chemo cycle

Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has been released from hospital after completing his second cycle of chemotherapy.

Mihajlovic, who has been battling leukaemia, appeared in Bologna’s dugout during their 2-2 draw with Lazio at the weekend.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Serb had been discharged from Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic.

He began his first phase of treatment in July, which lasted 43 days, before starting his second on September 9.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Lazio let Bologna off the hook

Sinisa Mihajlovic returned to the touchline in an eventful 2-2 draw with two red cards and a missed Joaquin Correa penalty.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Mihajlovic ready for Bologna-Lazio

It’s widely reported Bologna Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has been given the all-clear by his leukaemia specialists to sit on the bench for today’s game with Lazio.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Inzaghi: 'Mihajlovic will win his battle'

Simone Inzaghi had a special dedication for “dear friend” and former teammate Sinisa Mihajlovic, as Lazio visit Bologna.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is a special fixture, as Mihajlovic spent much of his career at Lazio with Inzaghi as a teammate and fans from both clubs have arranged to go on a pilgrimage to the church in the hills around Bologna before the game, where they will pray for his recovery from leukaemia.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Mihajlovic to attend Bologna-Lazio?

There are reports Sinisa Mihajlovic could be back on the Bologna bench this afternoon for the game with Lazio, pending medical approval.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Coach was diagnosed with leukaemia in July and had been on the touchline for the first two games of the Serie A season against Verona and SPAL, as he had just come to the end of his first course of chemotherapy.

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Tuesday September 24 2019
De Leo: 'Bologna lacked determination'

Bologna assistant manager Emilio De Leo is concerned they lacked Sinisa Mihajlovic’s determination in the defeat to Roma, so must react with Genoa.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We feel regret at the defeat to Roma, certainly, but sometimes it’s good to carry that fire into the next game,” said De Leo after Sunday’s last-gasp 2-1 home loss.

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Sunday September 22 2019
De Leo: 'Mihajlovic disappointed'

Bologna assistant manager Emilio De Leo felt they “deserved more” from a 2-1 defeat to Roma. “Sinisa Mihajlovic was disappointed.”

The Rossoblu had equalised after an Aleksandar Kolarov opener, but Edin Dzeko’s last-gasp header proved decisive.

“We didn’t perform up to our usual standards in the first half and Roma deserve credit for that, but we pushed harder after the break and got back on track,” De Leo told Rai Sport.

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Sunday September 22 2019
Sansone: 'Bologna fight for Mihajlovic'

Nicola Sansone reveals nobody can be more motivated than Bologna. “We fight not for safety or Europe, but for Sinisa Mihajlovic.”

The Rossoblu host Roma today at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

They never give in and keep fighting back for late results, culminating in a turnaround from 3-1 down to beat Brescia 4-3.

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