JAKARTA – Italian Serie A club AC Milan officially fired Marco Giampaolo as head coach and immediately appointed Stefano Piolo, ex-coach of Fiorentina and Inter Milan, as his successor.
"AC Milan announced that it has removed Mr. Marco Giampaolo from his position as first team coach. The club is grateful for his hard work and hopes he gets the best in his professional career, "Milan said on Wednesday (9/10/2019).
Giampaolo replaces former Milan player Gennaro Gattuso in the San Siro club's coaching chair after passing three previous seasons with another Serie A club, Sampdoria.
However, now he was eliminated after Milan swallowed four defeats in seven league games earlier this season, triggering the mistrust of supporters and also management.
Milan had previously targeted Luciano Salletti, a former Inter Milan city rivals coach. Spalletti is no longer training Inter, but his contract is still ongoing for the next 2 years.
De facto, Inter Milan are currently handled by Antonio Conte, who is a former mainstay of Inter's rival, Juventus.
Because Milan failed to cancel Inter's agreement with Spalletti, the shot was switched to Pioli, who reportedly immediately signed a contract with Milan for the next year with the option to renew the following year.
Pioli, 53, is one of the most respected winners in Italy and he has coached a number of Serie A teams such as Parma, Chievo, Bologna, Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina.
Stefano Pioli's post to become the new coach of AC Milan's Italian Serie A Club was featured early on MIX News Football. .