AC Milan continued as in previous seasons, as it again changed coaches. Sinisa Mihajlovic was released after a little more than 10 months on the Rossoneri’s bench and a new coach will be Cristian Brocchi.
Sinisa Mihajlovic made a very good result with Sampdoria last season. This caught the eye of Silvio Berlusconi, who decided to bring the former Lazio and Inter player on the bench of the Diavolo. He invested 90 million euros in new team, and the goal was to qualify for the Champions League. Mihajlovic was initially faced with the resistance from fans, but players to, as they did not like the hard work in trainings, on which Sinisa insisted. However, then Mihajlovic had the support of the club, but as time went that support vanished. After the first weaker results Italian media carried information about how Mihajlovic is on the hot seat and that he will be released after another loss. With some wins Sinisa managed to silence the media, but lately , after five games without a victory Silvio lost patience and sacked coach who arrived in these last June.
AC Milan played with a lot of oscillation under Mihajlovic. For a long time, he was looking for the perfect line-up and formation, which is not easy with the players he had at his disposal. Rossoneri are currently 6th in Serie A and they lost chance to play in the Champions League next season, however it must be noted that the club has made a few steps in the right direction. AC Milan will play in the final of the Coppa Italia, first time since 2003. With that success Rossoneri have provided performance in the Europa League next season. In addition, Sinisa Mihajlovic gave chance to young Donaruma, who represents the future of the Diavolo.
New head coach is Cristian Brocchi, former Rossoneri player and the man who led the younger categories of AC Milan. Brocchi has signed a two-month contract, which means that he is probably only an interim solution. It is on him now to prove to be worth and deserves to be the coach of one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and maybe he will get new contract. Some AC Milan’s players gave negative comments on coaching change. Honda even said he would leave the club if Brocchi remain on the bench next season.
Silvio Berlusconi should know that success does not come overnight. Since 2014, when he replaced Massimiliano Allegri, four coaches sat down on AC Milan’s bench. The first man of Rossoneri lost the compass and his reckless moves significantly weakened the club, and made job significantly easier for his competition. It is not realistic to turn thing around in just one season. Time and continuity on the bench is needed to return to the old way. Another thing that is much needed is the money invested in good players.