Vincenzo Montella has decided to release his athletic trainer with whom he’s been working for years as ‘physical preparation is among the areas where improvements can be made’.
Montella has been under pressure since Sunday when his team lost 2-0 to Samp.
Fassone stated that Milan can never look like that again and there have been conversations between the CEO, Mirabelli and Montella behind closed doors.
Today, Montella announced through his official Twitter account that he has decided to make changes in his staff, letting go of his athletic trainer, with whom he’s worked since his days coaching Fiorentina.
“After careful consideration, I’ve made my decisions and I consider physical preparation to be among the areas where improvements can be made,” Montella wrote. “I have decided to start a new physical preparation plan, for which I haven’t found full agreement with my assistant, the athletic trainer Emanuele Marra. It is with heavy heart that together with Emanuele we have decided to part ways.
“I take this opportunity to thank him for the work done together over these years.” Milannews.it reports that the decision was taken solely by Montella and the club did not interfere at all with his decision. The 43-year-old will also of course be the one to name a replacement for Marra.
At the moment, it is widely believed that Milan are not considering to fire Montella as it’s still very early in the season. This can change in the next weeks, however, as Milan have a difficult run ahead.
Bounce back, AC Milan. I have thought long on how to step up. Let's start with physical preparation. pic.twitter.com/VVvQvys9Oi
— Vincenzo Montella (@VMontella) September 26, 2017