Roberto Mancini is reportedly the brand new favorite to land the AC Milan job on a everlasting foundation, in response to stories in his homeland.
The Italian, who presently manages Zenit St Petersburg in Russia’s prime flight, has been put in because the most probably candidate to fill the void left by Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked earlier within the marketing campaign.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Soccer Italia) has claimed that Mancini is sad with life with Zenit, regardless of solely taking on the reins there in the summertime.
Milan administrators Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli are actually believed to wish to rescue the previous Manchester Metropolis boss from Russia and convey him again to San Siro following Mancini’s stint at fierce rivals Inter.
Fassone and Mirabelli had been on I Nerazzurri’s board when Mancini was accountable for Milan’s bitter metropolis rivals – a membership he led to 3 successive Serie A titles earlier than his departure.
The Milan duo have apparently already approached Mancini about changing interim supervisor Gennaro Gattuso because the membership’s senior head coach however they must provide him in extra of the €8m-a-season contract that Zenit presently pay him to lure him again to Italy.
Strong coach however not spectacular, may very well be simply what they want, however the managers not there downside
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Gattuso’s personal future is beneath menace after he failed to show Milan’s fortunes round after Montella’s sacking in November with I Rossoneri languishing in 11th place in Italy’s prime flight.
Milan spent a fortune on buying new gamers to usher in a brand new period after they had been taken over by Far East billionaires, however have didn’t win 5 of the final seven matches in all competitions.
Their patchy kind led to murmurings that Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte may very well be lured again to Italy in the summertime, however these rumours have gone quiet with Mancini’s set up as Milan’s new primary selection.
The 53-year-old has overseen 17 wins and eight attracts in 31 matches with Zenit, nevertheless it stays to be seen if he’ll see the season out or choose to affix Milan within the close to future.