Lionel Scaloni on Milan’s Radar: Potential Coach for Rossoneri Revamp

Lionel Scaloni, technical director of the Argentine national team, figures in Milan’s plans

Milan is contemplating making significant changes to its bench after a season marked by sporting disappointments, especially by the elimination in the quarterfinals of the Europa League at the hands of Roma and seeing again how its classic rival, Inter, was left with the Scudetto.

As revealed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, one of the brightest names that the Rossonero has in the pipeline to take the reins of the institution and replace the Italian Stefano Pioli is none other than Lionel Scaloni, the world champion coach with the national team. Argentina in Qatar 2022.

Pioli’s departure was practically sealed after a series of adverse results, including elimination in the quarterfinals of the Europa League at the hands of Roma and in the Coppa Italia against Atalanta. To this we must add some demonstrations against the ultras due to the irregular level shown by the team throughout the season.

Milan contacted Lionel Scaloni to be the new coach

“Milan, however, has evaluated many other coaches in recent weeks and has been informed about various profiles. The most sensational is Lionel Scaloni, the coach who was world champion with Argentina in Qatar. “Milan considers him a coach with the right identity: fascinating, ambitious, with modern ideas,” the newspaper stated.

This medium also maintains that the leaders of the Milanese club have already contacted the coach through their agents. “There have been no appointments, only telephone contacts, but the operation would not be impossible. Of course, Scaloni would not make it to the end of the Copa América (July 14), but he would be willing to leave Argentina to coach the first team of his life,” they released like a kind of bomb that generated a shock wave that reached the Ezeiza Premises of the National Team.

However, in the coming weeks El Gringo will announce the list of the Copa América that will be held in the United States and this sounds more like a rumor fed from Italy than a reality today, taking into account the way of working. of the Argentine coach.

Lionel Scaloni, who initially took the reins of the Albiceleste on an interim basis after what happened in Russia 2018, marked an era at the head of the national team by winning the 2021 Copa América against Brazil at the Maracaná, defeating Italy in the Finalissima and embroider the third star on the shield after beating France in Qatar. He will now seek to expand his legend in the 2024 Copa América in the United States, where they will be seeded in Group A (they will face Chile, Peru and Canada).

However, from Italy they warn that the priority for the leadership made up of the leaders Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada and the former footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic today is the Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, strategist of Lille of France – his relationship ends at the end of the season – and knowledgeable about Serie A after managing Roma. However, the Portuguese has several offers on the table and could opt for another project, which caused Milan to contact different coaches.

Another Argentine is also in the race for the position, such as Marcelo Gallardo, who is currently negotiating a separation with Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia.

Among the other profiles that appear on the table, those of the Englishman Graham Potter stand out (he has been free since leaving Chelsea at the beginning of 2023), the German Thomas Tuchel (he will not continue at Bayern Munich), the Frenchman Christophe Galtier (currently at Al -Duhail SC from Qatar), the Italian Roberto De Zerbi (he is running behind since his departure from Brighton & Hove Albion is around 14 million euros) and Thiago Motta (all roads lead to him leaving Bologna to put on the DT jersey of Juventus after the departure of Massimiliano Allegri).

2024-05-18 12:47:00
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