Gennaro Gattuso was awarded with a contract extension, keeping him at the club till 2021. While this show of faith has several positive connotations, there are some worrying signals in the mix as well.
The argument that AC Milan is young and inexperienced at ‘this’ level is grossly exaggerated. This sentiment serves as a proxy to paper over the obvious cracks concealing the poor performances of the senior members on the night.
Vincenzo Montella reported to training at the Milanello following the 0-0 draw against Torino on 26 November 2017, only to be told that he was fired. An admittedly confused Montella was instantly replaced by youth team coach, Gennaro Gattuso. Social media was abuzz with cynicism, many declaring this hire as no more than a distraction…
Despite losing the captain’s armband to Bonucci and watching a star in Biglia being added to the squad, Montolivo has surprised all by playing with a level of admirable consistency this season.
Vincenzo Montella was fired by AC Milan after a series of poor results, leading to Milan being firmly rooted in mid-table. Was the management justified in making him walk?
Ignazio Abate will be called on to fill in Andrea Conti’s shoes, as the youngster recovers from a serious ACL injury.
AC Milan signed two outstanding players from their direct rivals this summer, signalling a shift of power in the sub-continent.