AC Milan fires coach Marco Giampaolo

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/10/2019

AC Milan has fired manager Marco Giampaolo after just seven games in charge of the Series A team.

Giampaolo replaced Gattuso at San Siro but his slow start to the season just after seven games has cost him his job following the 1-0 defeat to Udinese.

Victories over Brescia and Hellas Verona followed, but a 2-0 derby loss to Inter preceded losses against Torino and Fiorentina.

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The brief statement released by the club said: "AC Milan announces it has relieved Mr. Marco Giampaolo from his position as coach of the first team.

"The club is grateful to Marco for the work carried out and wishes him all the best to come in his professional career."

Former Inter boss Stefano Pioli is expected to be named as Giampaolo's replacement.

Pioli will be charged with the task to return AC Milan to its winning ways, the team currently sit on 13th position in the Series A table, 10 points behind the Serie A Champions Juventus.