LUCIANO SPALLETTI is the leading candidate to replace Clarence Seedorf; La Gazzetta are giving him a 50% chance.
Seedorf has been backed by several players but the management is not content with the way he’s handled things since replacing Allegri in January; Dorf said some things the officials didn’t like and conducted an interview without a permission.
It’s clear that Seedorf will not be coaching Milan next season and the official decision will be made at the end of the season, after the Sassuolo game next Sunday and they have a few men on the notebook that could replace the Dutchman.
According to today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Luciano Spalletti is in pole position to replace the 38-year-old Seedorf. Spalletti was sacked by Zenit St. Petersburg in March after working there since 2009. Spalletti’s contract expires in 2015 and it’s worth €4 million per year so if he arrived he’d have to make sacrifices as Milan cannot go beyond €2.5 mil.
La Gazzetta is reporting that last weekend, Vice President Adriano Galliani spoke on the phone with Spalletti again about the prospect of the former Roma coach arriving to Milan and the two are expected to meet later this week when Luciano arrives to Milano. The Italian newspaper claims that the negotiations between the sides are real but it’s too early to tell if it will be done. Milan will take a closer look at the new coach situation after the European elections (take place on May 25th).
The alternatives are always Roberto Donadoni and Filippo Inzaghi but the Italian media over the past two days has brought up the option that Milan could be looking to sign Antonio Conte who is reportedly set to leave Juventus this summer. It’s difficult to imagine that Conte, a three-time in a row Scudetto winner will go to Milan, who are unlikely to be in any European competition next season, but several newspapers and websites are running this story. Berlusconi and Galliani will look for a coach that is available and can be compatible with the squad and the club.