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Sunday July 14 2019
Sheva: Maldini & Boban 'guarantees'

Andriy Shevchenko feels Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban offer ‘guarantees’, a new San Siro is needed and Krzysztof Piatek deserves to be Milan No 9.

Shevchenko gave an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday about the new-look Milan, where he was also asked about Marco Giampaolo’s suitability as Coach.

“The club’s mentality hasn’t changed, Maldini and Boban offer guarantees. They’ll do well,” opined the Ukraine CT.

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Monday June 24 2019
Gattuso on Newcastle shortlist?

Gennaro Gattuso and Jose Mourinho are among the Coaches with the shortest odds to replace Rafa Benitez as Newcastle United’s next manager.

It was announced on Monday that Benitez would be leaving Newcastle after three-and-a-half years, the former Napoli boss having failed to agree a new contract with the Premier League side.

Gattuso was linked with the Magpies in April and Oddschecker has him down at 14/1, given he is currently out of work after departing Milan.

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Friday June 21 2019
Giampaolo's very modern Milan

Marco Giampaolo’s Milan are expected to follow the 4-3-1-2 pattern, as Sam Wilson predicts what fans will see from the new-look Rossoneri.

It is a transformational time for Milan with huge changes throughout the club, although new Coach Marco Giampaolo might find himself repurposing existing players for the most part. The former Sampdoria boss steps in for Gennaro Gattuso, while Paolo Maldini, Zvonimir Boban and Ricky Massara take control of the directorial roles.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
Official: Milan appoint Giampaolo

Milan have officially appointed former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as their new Coach on a two-year contract with option for a third.

He terminated his contract with Samp by mutual consent after three seasons and put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Milanello, believed to be worth €2m per term.

“AC Milan announces the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the First Team with effect from July 1st 2019. The agreement runs until June 30th 2021 with an option to extend the contract to June 2022,” read a statement.

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Monday June 17 2019
Berlusconi and Galliani: 'Giampaolo in 2016'

Former Milan chiefs Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani insist they had chosen Coach Marco Giampaolo in 2016 rather than Vincenzo Montella.

They ran the club for over 30 years, before a brief spell under Yonghong Li and since last April Elliott Management.

“I had opted for Giampaolo in the summer of 2016, when we were sharing our ideas with one of the many Chinese groups in negotiations to buy the club,” former CEO Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday June 15 2019
Official: Giampaolo leaves Sampdoria

Sampdoria have officially released Marco Giampaolo from his contract and he is expected to sign for Milan imminently.

The 51-year-old Coach had been in charge of Samp since the summer of 2016 and had one more year to run on his contract, but was allowed to leave following a meeting with President Massimo Ferrero.

A two-year deal with option for a third has been lined up for him at Milan, where he’ll replace outgoing Gennaro Gattuso.

“We thank Marco for the three seasons with us,” President Ferrero told the official club website.

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Thursday June 13 2019
Bakayoko aims Milan parting shot

Tiemoue Bakayoko has fired a parting shot at his former Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso. “Our relationship was complicated, we didn’t understand each other.”

Bakayoko was for most part a fans’ favourite at Milan, who had a €35m option to make their loan deal for the Chelsea midfielder permanent.

However, the Frenchman fell out of favour after he was late for training and engaged in a touchline feud with Gattuso during a match last month.

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Giampaolo can rebuild Milan

Marco Giampaolo may not be a household name, but Anthony Barbagallo believes the tactician’s compelling brand of Calcio could help rebuild Milan. 

Milanisti must understand that their club is a work in progress. If AC Milan were to appoint the best manager in world football right now, the Rossoneri wouldn’t rapidly return to their 1990s glory days overnight or in the span of a single season. We all saw what happened when they splashed €200m in the transfer market ahead of the 2017-18 campaign – thinking they were instantly going to be a Scudetto challenger.

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Monday June 3 2019
Paqueta hails 'wonderful' Gattuso

Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta says working under Gennaro Gattuso was a ‘wonderful’ experience, even if he did not play in his preferred position.

The 21-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Flamengo for €35m in January and lifted spirits at San Siro with fellow new boy Krzysztof Piatek, although he ended the season suspended.

“Working with Gattuso was a wonderful experience,” he told reporters while on international duty.

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Monday June 3 2019
Sacchi approves Maldini & Giampaolo

Legendary Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi believes Paolo Maldini is ‘absolutely the right man’ for technical director, as is ‘master’ Marco Giampaolo.

Maldini and Giampaolo are expected to have their appointments ratified soon, with the club icon effectively replacing Leonardo and the Samp Coach to fill their managerial vacancy.

“Paolo’s absolutely the right man. He’s close to the fans,” Sacchi told Domenica Sportiva.

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