AC Milan sack manager Giampaolo after poor start to season

Marco Giampaolo

Serie A giants, AC Milan have sacked manager Marco Giampaolo after only three and a half months in charge following their poor start to the season.

The 52-year-old, who succeeded Gennaro Gattuso Milan, managed only three wins in their first seven games, and they currently stand 13th in Serie A, three points above the relegation zone.

“The club is grateful to Marco for the work carried out and wishes him all the best to come in his professional career,” said AC Milan in a statement.

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Milan defeated Genoa 2-1 on Saturday after Pepe Reina saved a penalty in injury time, but had three successive defeats before that, against rivals Inter, Torino and Fiorentina.

AC Milan, seven-time champions of Europe, have not played in the Champions League since 2013-14 and last won the Serie A title in 2011.

The club would have qualified for this year’s Europa League but are currently serving a one-year ban from European football over breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.

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