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Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start
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Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start

  Zlatan Ibrahimoavic was taken off after an hour as Milan slumped to their first defeat of the season, with Yusuf Yazici starring at San Siro. Milan's unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt after 11 games as Yusuf Yazici's hat-trick secured an emphatic 3-0 victory for Lille in the Europa League. Inspired by the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who already has eight goals to his name – Stefano Pioli's side have made a wonderful start to 2020-21. But Ibrahimovic, who was subbed off in the 62nd minute, failed to lift the Rossoneri in a dismal showing at San Siro, with Yazici running the show.
‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form
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‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has hailed the Red and Blacks boss for the club’s turnaround in fortunes Franck Kessie has praised AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli for his ability to manage the club which he believes has contributed in no small measure to the impressive form of the side. The San Siro Stadium outfit are on a 22-game unbeaten run, winning 17 of them and have continued to enjoy a near-perfect start to the 2020-21 season. The Red and Blacks have won four of their opening five Serie A games to sit atop the league table with 13 points.
Former Man Utd target Bogarde being looked at by Rangnick for AC Milan’s new chapter
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Former Man Utd target Bogarde being looked at by Rangnick for AC Milan’s new chapter

The Hoffenheim teenager is one of the German's main targets when he moves to the Serie A club Ralf Rangnick wants to sign Hoffenheim teenager Melayro Bogarde as one of his first players at AC Milan. The current head of sport development for Red Bull is set to take charge at Milan this summer, replacing Stefano Pioli as the club's coach. Milan look to have missed out on a Champions League spot for 2020-21 and see Rangnick as the man who can lead them back to Europe's top competition after another season of failing to finish in the top four.
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
AC Milan confirm Stefano Pioli as new head coach after Marco Giampaolo’s sacking
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AC Milan confirm Stefano Pioli as new head coach after Marco Giampaolo’s sacking

Italian club, AC Milan have officially announced the appointment of Stefano Pioli as the new head coach. The appointment comes after Marco Giampaolo’s sacking was confirmed on Tuesday, October, 8, after just 111 days in charge, the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history. According to One Football, Pioli, 53, arrived at Casa Milan this morning (Oct.9) to sign a two-year contract with the Italian club. The club also confirmed his appointment via a statement on their official website. ‘AC Milan announces the appointment with immediate effect of Mr Stefano Pioli as the new coach of the First Team,’ it reads. ‘Born in October 1965 in Parma, Stefano Pioli began his career as a coach in 1999. His first coaching experience in Serie A was at Parma in 2006. He then went o...
AC Milan Sack Marco Giampaolo After Only 9 Points In 7 Serie A Matches
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AC Milan Sack Marco Giampaolo After Only 9 Points In 7 Serie A Matches

Milan have officially sacked Marco Giampaolo and are expected to replace him with former Fiorentina and Inter boss Stefano Pioli. Four defeats in the opening seven rounds, and deeply unconvincing wins over Brescia, Hellas Verona and Genoa, were not enough to keep Giampaolo in the role. “AC Milan announce that Marco Giampaolo has been removed from the post of first team Coach. The club wishes to thank Marco for the work done and wish him all the best 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. However, four defeats in his first seven League games was exacerbated by poor performances and a lack of supporter confidence. The ex-Sa...
Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’
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Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’

The former Vicenza, Udinese and Swansea City tactician is currently working as a television pundit in Italy and assured La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is “not obsessed by the idea of getting back into the sport. “I am waiting for a proposal that will enrich me professionally rather than economically. Maybe abroad, perhaps an international team. I need something that reaches my heart.” Guidolin had quite a few close calls recently, including the Italy job after the 2014 World Cup, which eventually went to Antonio Conte. “I didn’t receive any direct phone calls, but there were signals and I got the feeling it was a matter of hours. Later on, Federation President Carlo Tavecchio confessed he had thought of me. It was gratifying to be in the running with Conte for the role of CT. “I have ...
Sassuolo Owner: ‘Berlusconi Slammed Montella In April’
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Sassuolo Owner: ‘Berlusconi Slammed Montella In April’

There were already quotes from Berlusconi in the Corriere della Sera yesterday bitterly criticising the tactician and the way the current club hierarchy are conducting business. It seems this is far from a new phenomenon and stretches back to when he first sold the club back in April. “On Easter Saturday, Inter and Milan were playing in the derby and at half-time Stefano Pioli’s side was 2-0 up,” Squinzi – a lifelong Milan supporter – told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I remember that day Berlusconi called me during the half-time break. He told me: ‘That Coach understands very little.’ He was not happy with Montella.” It seems as if Squinzi is far from impressed with L’Aeroplanino either. “I think Montella should be allowed to get on with his work, just as Cristian Bucchi should at Sassuo...
Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli: Draw Would’ve Been Fair
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Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli: Draw Would’ve Been Fair

A Mario Mandzukic header proved the only difference between the sides at the Allianz Juventus Stadium, even though Milan Badelj was sent off after 66 minutes for a second bookable offence. “We were in the game right to the 95th minute, even down to 10 men against a very strong opponent,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium. “Clearly we were under pressure and allowed some chances, but we created plenty too. The team put in a huge effort and there are regrets, because a draw would’ve been a fair reward for that performance. “I cannot be happy if we’re down to 10 men, but I don’t like to complain. Clearly it was a disadvantage, but the decision was made with the aid of VAR. “I saw improvements from my side, but not enough to get points against a side of this level. We’re on the right track a...