To no surprise to anyone, AC Milan on Thursday sacked manager Filippo Inzaghi after a terrible season.
The writing was on the wall for Inzaghi after Milan’s wooing of former manager Carlo Ancelotti over the past week. Despite Ancelotti turning down the chance to return to the San Siro, Milan decided to end Inzaghi’s nightmare while the club turned its attention to Siniša Mihajlović who left UC Sampdoria at the end of this season.
Media reports in Italy quoted a club statement which read,
“has been informed by the club, with great regret, that there will be a change in coach next season.”
The Inzaghi era in Milan was a major disappointment as he failed to guide Milan into Europe next season as the Rossoneri finished 10th in this season’s league table. Their league position has actually deteriorated from the previous year when they had finished 8th. That being said, I don’t think that even Pep Guardiola could have gotten this Milan squad into the top three as it was so lacking in class and quality.
Siniša Mihajlović had made an announcement on Monday that he will be parting ways with UC Sampdoria. The Serbian is tipped to be the successor of Filippo Inzaghi at AC Milan. Mihajlovic had talks with Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and general manager Adriano Galliani on Wednesday night.
Sampdoria finished seventh under Mihajlovic thereby securing a place in the Europa League. His side had four more points that Milan had under Inzaghi.
AC Milan had managed to win just 13 matches this season. They drew 13 games and lost 12. It was their worst possible performance in the last decade.