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Tuesday October 8 2019
Giampaolo sets new Milan record

Marco Giampaolo has set a new all-time club record by lasting just 111 days as the Coach of Milan before his dismissal.

The former Empoli and Sampdoria boss was sacked today, with Stefano Pioli widely expected to take over tonight.

Excluding caretaker managers, Giampaolo is the shortest-serving Coach in Milan’s history.

He had only seven games at the helm, resulting in three victories and four defeats.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
OFFICIAL: Milan sack Giampaolo

Milan have officially sacked Marco Giampaolo and are expected to replace him with former Fiorentina and Inter boss Stefano Pioli.

“AC Milan announces it has relieved Mr. Marco Giampaolo from his position as coach of the First Team. The Club is grateful to Marco for the work carried out and wishes him all the best to come in his professional career.”

Giampaolo only replaced Gennaro Gattuso in the Rossoneri’s hotseat over the summer, having spent the past three seasons establishing Sampdoria as a Serie A team.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Pioli to sign for Milan tonight

Stefano Pioli is expected to sign his Milan contract this evening and take charge of the first training session tomorrow, replacing Marco Giampaolo.

The decision seems to have been made and multiple reports including Sky Sport Italia point to Pioli’s agent Bruno Satin meeting Milan officials this afternoon.

They are working out the details of the two-year deal and Pioli will only join them when it is time to put pen to paper.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Milan fans furious with Pioli

As Stefano Pioli prepares to sign a low-cost, two-year contract with Milan, fans are unhappy that another Inter supporter is taking the reins.

Pioli is set to replace Marco Giampaolo as Milan’s Coach, and Gazzetta dello Sport notes he will earn just €1m this season, with €1.5m to follow next term if he sees out his deal.

That is markedly less than the €4-4.5m that Luciano Spalletti was demanding for his services, prior to Inter refusing to cover his compensation costs.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Milan stick or twist with Giampaolo?

Marco Giampaolo is already facing the Milan axe, but Emmet Gates doubts the alternatives like Luciano Spalletti and Stefano Pioli are any better.

As Franck Kessie casually placed the ball past Genoa goalkeeper Ionut Radu to give Milan the lead – and the win - last weekend, many believed this to be Marco Giampaolo’s saving grace. Judging from reports leading into the fixture, a defeat against Genoa would be Giampaolo’s last in charge of the Rossoneri.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Pioli set to meet Milan

Stefano Pioli is expected to meet Milan today ahead of becoming their new Coach, despite fresh links with Jose Mourinho.

Milan have turned to Pioli after Inter refused to meet Luciano Spalletti’s demands over a severance package.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports signals are positive between the club and Coach and that a face-to-face summit will take place on Tuesday.

Once that is out of the way and Marco Giampaolo’s dismissal is confirmed can the Diavolo formally appoint the 53-year-old.

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Monday October 7 2019
Milan: Spalletti no, Pioli yes?

Milan could now go for Stefano Pioli or a foreign Coach as Luciano Spalletti is allegedly asking Inter for too much compensation.

Milan had targeted Spalletti to replace Marco Giampaolo and appeared to have agreed personal terms with the Coach.

However, the stumbling block has been a severance package with Inter, given he is under contract with them until 2021.

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Monday October 7 2019
Report: EDF to leave Samp

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Sunday October 6 2019
Spalletti or Pioli for Milan job?

Milan are taking time to consider Marco Giampaolo’s position, with Luciano Spalletti and Stefano Pioli reportedly the favourites, but there is one Gennaro Gattuso option.

The 2-1 win away to Genoa was not enough to take the pressure off this Coach, as the performance was still disappointing and lacking in any clear identity.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Pioli stalls Samp for Milan job?

Stefano Pioli is stalling Sampdoria because he is in the frame for Milan, claim Sky Sport Italia, as Marco Giampaolo is not yet safe.

The Blucerchiati are looking to replace Eusebio Di Francesco, who has lost six of the opening seven Serie A games, and Pioli is their first choice ahead of Claudio Ranieri and Beppe Iachini.

However, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims this afternoon that Pioli is hesitating because he has other offers potentially on the table.

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