Giampaolo is Maldini’s number one pick for AC Milan coach

Sampdoria’s Marco Giampaolo is the most likely name to replace Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan and become the new coach of the Rossoneri.

MILAN NEWS – Until Paolo Maldini gives his answer to Gazidis on whether he’ll accept to become the new technical director of the club, the coaching issue will remain in stand-by. There are many names being linked with AC Milan, but at the moment, at the top of the Rossoneri’s list there are two above all, namely Marco Giampaolo and Simone Inzaghi.

Simone Inzaghi is a very complicated track. The 43-year-old Italian coach wants to leave Lazio and has refused the renewal but he still has one more year of contract with the capitol team. Despite Inzaghi‘s obvious qualities as manager dealing with Lazio president Claudio Lotito is never easy. In addition, AC Milan want to close the appointment of the new coach quickly in order to start preparations for the new season immediately and conduct transfer business.

Marco Giampaolo is a more easy target but that’s not the only reason why he is favorite for the job. According to Il Corriere della Sera, Giampaolo is also Paolo Maldini’s top pick for AC Milan coach. The Italian newspaper reports that Paolo has already contacted Marco Giampaolo and that he is an alternative that convinces both Maldini and CEO Ivan Gazidis.

Giampaolo’s Sampdoria finished a very good season fighting for a spot in Europa League until the end. Furthermore, Sampdoria’s veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella was Serie A’s best forward finding the back of the net on 26 occasions.

The Italian coach has already declared he will leave Sampdoria this summer. All things considered, it’s very likely that next week AC Milan announce Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the Rososneri.

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