Another defeat has weakened the position of Vincenzo Montella as Milan coach and possible alternatives to replace him have started to emerge.
Five defeats in eleven matches for AC Milan. A horror start of the season for the rossoneri. Much more was expected, especially after so many purchases in the summer transfer window. There were all the conditions to make a decent season and return in Champions League after so many years out but now everything is more complicated.
Against Juventus, a victory was absolutely needed to dispel the crisis and confirm the good things seen with Chievo Verona. But another defeat followed and, in particular, a disappointing performance with few ideas. In short, the usual. And so the rumors about a possible sacking of coach Vincenzo Montella continue to amplify. The firing reason: for not respecting the club’s plans. AC Milan, for the moment, are well behind schedule.
Currently his position does not seem to be in considerable danger yet but Montella is clearly limited. The club does not want to send him away, even because there are no convincing alternatives at the moment. The only one that could tempt Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli is Paulo Sousa, also he, like Montella, former coach of Fiorentina.
According to Calciomercato.com, in recent days exploratory contacts have stared between the Portuguese and AC Milan. The intention of the club is to continue with the Campanian coach. If the disappointing results will continue, Paulo Sousa would be the first choice. Of course he would require contractual guarantees. Meanwhile, there is also the interest of Guangzhou Evergrande on the former viola coach. The former Juventus midfielder guided Fiorentina for two seasons till 2017 and ever since has decided to take a year off.