According to journalist Walter De Maggio of Radio Kiss Kiss Naples, Gennaro Gattuso is set to be replaced by Antonio Conte on the bench of sleeping Serie A giants AC Milan imminently.
Italian tactician Conte was recently sacked by Premier League giants Chelsea, to make way for another Italian manager, Maurizio Sarri, to take over.
Sarri has been replaced on the bench at the Stadio San Paolo by another Italian again, in the form of Carlo Ancelotti, with suggestions that the latest Italo-manager shake-up at a top club could be made official over the coming hours.
The switch, as mentioned above, would see Gennaro Gattuso sacked by AC Milan following less than a year in charge, despite the club legend having guided the Rossoneri back to Europe following a dismal start to the campaign under Vincenzo Montella this past season.
Many were of the opinion that Milan may have finally ‘found their man’ to lead the former powerhouse of European football back to at least challenging on the domestic front over the coming seasons in Gattuso, but, if Walter De Maggio’s report this afternoon is to be believed, then the 40-year-old looks set to become just the latest in a long line of sacked Diavolo bosses over the course of the dismal recent history of the San Siro outfit.
Antonio Conte will apparently be the man tasked with replacing Gattuso on the bench in Milan, with the 48-year-old, despite Chelsea’s struggles under his leadership last season, still widely viewed as one of the top managers in Europe.
Conte of course made his name in management in Serie A with Juventus, racking up a trio of consecutive Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014.
As per Walter De Maggio’s statement (Via MilanNews.it): ‘In the next few hours the passage of Antonio Conte to Milan will be made official.’