Milan have absolute trust in Montella, the job of the coach is not at risk despite two consecutive Serie A defeats

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Vincenzo Montella during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Vincenzo Montella during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

The club does not intend to sack Montella, despite the 2-0 loss today.

People were already calling for the sacking of Vincenzo Montella before today’s match against Roma, and those voices are now going to intensify as the Rossoneri lost their third match of the season and second in a row in Serie A.

Milan did fairly well until for 70 minutes but after Edin Dzeko scored in the 72′ minute, they completely lost their head, conceding again shortly (77′) after and suffering a red card (Hakan Çalhanoğlu in the 80′ minute – he will miss the Derby della Madonnina).

The Diavolo did a lot better in this defeat than in the losses to Lazio (4-1) and Sampdoria (2-0) but it’s hardly a consolation for the fans who want to see an immediate change on the Milan bench. The official position of the club, in any case, is that they have absolute confidence in coach Montella.

Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli chose Montella to lead their technical project and although the results have been poor so far, they still believe that he is the right man to stir what seems to be a sinking ship. Sky and Milannews.it are both in agreement – Montella’s job is secured.

Montella will have some time to rethink things as the international break is upcoming. Afterwards, Milan face Inter. A defeat there, and the red and black season could already be over after 8 games.

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ACMilanSince 69
ACMilanSince 69
2 years ago

We should line up a replacement coach before getting rid of Montella. It is true that a team needs to gel, but seventh place after spending a fortune.

Manga la figa
Manga la figa
2 years ago

The spirit was much better but tactics were lacking again.
Montella should of replaced Hakan after half time or told him to settle down.
Maybe our guys can’t play the 3 man backline. Why try to force it ever game. Try something different.
Give Kessié a break please. He should of had a day off for the euro game as well as Leo who should sit out a game here and there.

Rossi
Rossi
2 years ago
Reply to  Manga la figa

Spot on the spirit was good you can see we were by far the more motivated team, but the long ball tactic didn t create even one good chance not even one, Roma on the other hand was creating good chances from time to time so the goal was coming no matter that we had the possesion. As for the deffence the problem is tactics again no matter 3man or 4man bacline, Monttela wants the fullbacks to go way forward (and stay there most of the time to support the attack) which leaves us exposed on the wings at the… Read more »

Manga la figa
Manga la figa
2 years ago
Reply to  Rossi

Spot on

musa
musa
2 years ago

Montella out
Montella out
Montella out
Montella out
Montella out
Montella out

BOHEM
BOHEM
2 years ago

We’ll see after the Derby…Milan is too Big for him.

ak
ak
2 years ago

Grande Mirabelli and Fassone, thank you for not being so foolish and overreacting like all Milan fans are. Fans were so hyped with all the signings they really thought we’d be winning all our matches straight away. I said this in the other post, but I’ll reiterate, we have 1 point less now than we had this time last season, yet we still managed to finish the 1st half of last season in 3rd place. And whether you thought our mercato was great or not, we undoubtedly have more talented players now than we did last season. We can hold… Read more »

G-WIN
G-WIN
2 years ago
Reply to  ak

We all know this. You don’t need a uefa pro coaching license to know that hakan needed to be substituted before he lost his cool for the red. Now we hve options far better ones compared to lst season.. must he always wit till 75_80mins before he mkes his changes.. that’s what defines you as a coach.. your reaction to tactical moments of a game.. you can stick with montella, but bro trust me with the wy modern football is been ran, coupled with the investment already made, there’s not time for trail by error. We played very well in… Read more »

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
2 years ago
Reply to  G-WIN

Sampd isn’t a big team, lazio and roma were without their best players and milan was so poor. Here it’s not about time, yes we need time, but we need also a coach able to react during the game, not a f… clown like montella

Abdulmajeed
Abdulmajeed
2 years ago
Reply to  ak

God bless you ak

Rossoneri
Rossoneri
2 years ago
Reply to  ak

I was in a support of montella out but well said @AK and i think the team deserved some time and YES WE GONNA BE S0 DEADLY when this team finally settled but right now montella and the team still need time and we shouldn’t be expecting all this wins in just 13 matches played. FORZA Milan

Nazz
Nazz
2 years ago
Reply to  ak

Montella vol.2

Pray_For_Milan
Pray_For_Milan
2 years ago

They have to say that until they fire him as it will be bad for the team-coach-management if it they said “they are thinking of replacing the coach.”

bidonesia
bidonesia
2 years ago

now what???
vs inter without Hakan,
we need better coach & bigger players, super players only follow super managers… Ancelotti please… if active players such CR & Zlatan glad to be coached by him, haters should be sa’up & let the master do the job…

Mubae
Mubae
2 years ago

Relieved 2 hear Montella is safe.
But why don’t Montella try 4-2-3-1
with donnarumma @d back. Bonucci,Romagnoli,Rodriguez,Abate @d back 4.
Biglia and Kessie settle for the 2.
Bonaventura,Calhanoglu and Suso for the 3.
AndreSilva upfront.

SHEVA
SHEVA
2 years ago
Reply to  Mubae

Comment:He has lack of experience

stuball78
stuball78
2 years ago
Reply to  Mubae

i totally agree with the point of using 4231. Suso will fing some good opportunities with that formation

Abdulmajeed
Abdulmajeed
2 years ago
Reply to  Mubae

This one is good , and I think the 433 will be amazing also .

Hwyley
Hwyley
2 years ago
Reply to  Mubae

Good one there but romagnoli is not good at all.he shakes and make mistakes alot

AdeB
AdeB
2 years ago

There’s something wrong which I can’t figure out. We have better players than we did last season but still performing same way.
The games in the Europa league are far below par and should not be used in our analysis.
Can we make top four this way? I don’t think so. Fassone and Mirabelli should take into account the consequence of missing out of top four and find a solution to the problem.
Some quarters are saying it’s the coach. I support that motion too but the responsibility lies on Mirabelli and Fassone to solve the problem.

Forza Milan

Kaka22
Kaka22
2 years ago

The main thing paining is haters like Raiola and his brother and James Palotta who never believed this project would be having so much satisfaction now

Abdulmajeed
Abdulmajeed
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaka22

The session have not finish yet bro …
our haters will be fans

kow otoo
2 years ago

Patience please! I do share de same sentiment wit u though but let not also 4get dat dis z a completely new team frm different leaques n require some time to adjust to serial A n also to gel as a team.A top class coach may not be bad idea but honestly let give him some tym to gather de pieces together n if he continue to fail den we cal 4 his head

nana
nana
2 years ago

I am never a fan of sacking coaches here and there. But do coaches spell out formation for the players or players for the formation? That is what we need to get hear. But I choose the latter, that player characteristics must fit into the formation. Is Montella doing this? He thinks he is doing it. But if a line up can’t contain arguably our two best players who are attacking minded in suso and bonna(needs fitness after injuries ), then I don’t get it. 352 I will forever repeat is not what we need for Milan. That a team… Read more »

TOGA
2 years ago
Reply to  nana

God bless you for this comment…that 352 thing is killing the team more than poison…Milan has risen again

nick
nick
2 years ago
Reply to  nana

Totally agree. I’m glad I’m the only who feels this way.

Montella doesn’t know how to get the best out of this squad. Two of our best creative players on the bench. C’mon man.

This shows Montella is clueless about get this squad right. Formation and tactics and starting 11.

Abdulmajeed
Abdulmajeed
2 years ago
Reply to  nick

God bless u nana

Phil
Phil
2 years ago

Comment:This not Milan.. like seriously. Montella out. Fassone and Mirabelli you believe in Montella like seriously… Milan is our everything, all we need is montella out.. we the fans can’t stand the pain any more. montella can’t coach Milan… please.

Koonan
Koonan
2 years ago

To be honest & fair milan was playing good and ahowed great determination, its only moment of brilliance (lucky also) of dzeko ianthe difference. After that goal, we seemed lost, but mang positives can be adressed from this match.

What i really concern about is our defense, it looked like really shaky, maybe they need to gel more, but lets see. Maybe having an agressive defender like de vrij or chiellini style really important for 3man backline

Idris
Idris
2 years ago

This coach struggle to win at home in our europa league after throwing away 2 goal lead,but he himself knows his job is not save. Many coaches do get sacked after this kind of statement by management.lets wait and see

Cocor
2 years ago

The scary thing is media only talked about 4th place or bankruptcy, this really scared me

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

Such a statement only means one thing – Montella’s days are numbered.

Pa ibra
Pa ibra
2 years ago

I was more angry against Spal and Rijeka than today. Actually today I’m rather sad than angry. Milan didnt create much but was better than Roma on almost all fronts until after the goal which came out of nowhere. Its a shame. Forza Milan.

Bang
Bang
2 years ago

It is funny that Milan’s management save Montella… our target are champions league which is the 4th is the minimum rank…

In fact, Rome, Lazio and Inter are cotender for UCL for 3rd and 4th rank. And we lose two of them, and now we will face inter with mental breakdown. Calls Ancellotti right now please

bidonesia
bidonesia
2 years ago

without Cano i suggest 343,

…………… Gigio
… Musa – Leo – Roma
Cala – Kessie – Biglia – RR
… Suso – Silva – Jack

Hwyley
Hwyley
2 years ago
Reply to  bidonesia

Stop this your 352.can’t u see we use more defenders than midfielders and strikers

bidonesia
bidonesia
2 years ago
Reply to  Hwyley

352 what???
it’s about to maximize the the source,
Cala & RR is more as midf than def, Suso & Jack as wingers…

Mansa
Mansa
2 years ago

Only implosion of two of the teams above us can guarantee us top 4, that is if Milan steps up. Statistically speaking, Milan’s season is over, but as a fan I keep believing.

fegzy
fegzy
2 years ago

wow Mr montella what have you done because of you the management of the Milan dream no longer believe in their project any more

Perfect10
Perfect10
2 years ago

Bravo…Milan fans: I still have faith.. Its too soon.. montella needs time.. these fans want milan to drop to 12th before they want a change. These are not milan fans.. they are milan sabotage. Screw these fans

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

The 3-5-2 is not working for us, even though Bonucci might be more comfortable in it. At least two of Suso/Jack/Hakan need to play every match, pethaps all three in some cases. We can’t do that in the current formation.

Anyways with Comti gone until January, we have one less reason for playing with a back three.

And Loca needs to start subbing Kiesse. Kiesse’s great for his age (presumably), but he needs to perform all 90 minutes; having someone on his back can be the right incentive for him to step up.

Ope
2 years ago

U guys are just so sentimental here….. Play suso & play jack……really?? 2 players that only play for themselves??……we got it all wrong from d transfer window…..we lack playmakers….. Dis team can’t create………..

dapito
dapito
2 years ago
Reply to  Ope

agree with you…

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
2 years ago
Reply to  Ope

Jack and Suso CAN create !

oluwa shevy
2 years ago

Comment:we don’t have a world class players like Bayern apart from bonnuci n he as drop form any coach dat come will still perform poorly we don’t Av team if u like call mourinho or pep should kum nothing will happen we Av mediocre players in d market we don’t Av a player worth 50million euros in our team or 40million if u guys r bin honest we just wasted money on dis transfer without buying a name or quality players not quantity what is Wot doing is wot doing well.

damilare PABLO
damilare PABLO
2 years ago

Montella out
Motella out
Montella out
Ancellotti in
We need experience coach not montella

reza
reza
2 years ago

The irony is that buying so many players which was supposed to help us compete with stronger teams is now used as an alibi for our defeats! I mean why did you do it then? And all of you who are asking for patience, you know Milan doesn’t have that kind of time!
There’s Elliot’s loan and Uefa Fair Play waiting for us. Let’s face it, we gambled trusting this project with Montella and we are losing.

HON EUGENE
HON EUGENE
2 years ago

You people stop this talk montella some time jokes with our mind at time why am i saying this can’t he try this selection to bonucci,Roma,mussachio,and Riogriues defenders,midfiders 6 d 8 locatelli and kessie or monto ,Jack bona and suso wigs and Andrea silva and eitther Hankan or p.cutrone upfront .my follow milan supp don’t forget dat montella used this this to qualify wen there was no much quality ,so if u av brought in some new player blind most of last season players lime 6 and add news ones like 4 and u keep going long leave any one… Read more »

makAveli
makAveli
2 years ago

This is how far we have fallen. Years ago this would have been one of our worst performances and somehow it’s the best we have seen. Roma had 7 shots on target with 55% ball possession. There was no real chances created and I think Kessie is not an intelligent player. He runs a lot but doesn’t know when to pass.
For you to know our team isn’t good, just watch even Atlanta play

azzkikr
azzkikr
2 years ago

Bonucci didn’t fit woth our system, montella can’t understand 3-5-2, and we wasting money on calhanoglu and Kessie. I think this is Director fault. They like a rich girl in a shopping mall, buying compulsively without a plan. We going bankrupt, that’s realty

Kwabena Adu
Kwabena Adu
2 years ago

Lets admit it CL qualification is out of our reach…Juve,Inter,Napoli,Roma,Lazio very difficult

nomontella
nomontella
2 years ago
Reply to  Kwabena Adu

the saddest thing is that we are the only one who splash 220 mil and still inferior to them

dapito
dapito
2 years ago

the big problem are too many players want score and act like lionel messi… lionel kessie, lionel suso, hakan messi, etc

they forget their firend like kalinic, silva and cutrone get confused to make goals…

Bang
Bang
2 years ago
Reply to  dapito

Yes, and i hate to admit it, if they want score and selfish, they should have to know how to shoot. Especially Lionel Kessi, his shoot is horrible, Hakan Messi is too much ambitious. Lionel Suso is also the selfish one, but he can make a goal.

agustinar
agustinar
2 years ago

We have problems with our CB. Leo and Romag has made terrible mistake. MM is not solid yet. We should go back to 4 in the back. Only 2 best CB will play which gives competition among them. Look at MU, they have 4 good CB but they use 4 in the back.

dapito
dapito
2 years ago
Reply to  agustinar

our problem not with CB… but wherenis our midfileder when we got attack

Mads
Mads
2 years ago

Just come back and build on this after the international break. What else is there to do? I don’t really care if they fire Montella or not; I like to just observe what’s there and enjoy the game. I don’t agonize over coaching decisions so much, or at least I don’t get angry or upset about it.

Agni
Agni
2 years ago

I don’t know but it’s getting from bad to worse for us. Personally I have begun to believe that we can’t make top 4 this way. Top 2 are already locked while roma, inter and Lazio look more composed than us. Add Torino as a surprise this season and we might be out of top 6. I really can’t understand what exactly is the problem but something needs to be done to turn it around. New coach, new formation, benching some players, harder training sessions. I mean do whatever it takes but please stop the rot. It might be too… Read more »

eestaro
eestaro
2 years ago

All Milan fans are roaring …but i am telling the management please sack Mediocre Coach otherwise will suffer more and more, and you we will finally awake to sack lazy coach in bad situation that we cannot reach our goal

bigdumbface
bigdumbface
2 years ago

i dotn agree that montella should be fired just yet. but i agree that we shud use 4321 or 433 as our formation. in that way suso / bona(our best creative players ) are guaranteed starters. this match had few postives: 1. andre silva showed montella that he shud start every seria a match. he was the most skillful player on the pitch for milan. the way he floored peres in the 2nd half was beautiful to watch. im sure he will very important as he gets more matches under his belt. 2. ric rod was great. really good allround… Read more »

sebo
sebo
2 years ago

Ancelotti can make milan win again .He is free take him and he will make the tactics 4-5-1thats the line tactics

sebo
sebo
2 years ago

we just need to buy one big superstar like ronaldo ,ibra ,messi ,because they can kill games like this brcause we had a lot of chanses and missed then superstar is whats the team need !!!!

Milan10
Milan10
2 years ago

I was waiting for mr suracho to drop his suracho review but it seems to me that he’s bailed out on us mere milanisti. Such a milanisti leader huh? Disappointed. Onto the match: anyone who actually watched the match knew it was an even game. At the risk of sounding like morontella, i think milan were slightly better at most times but roma were the more experienced team therefore they deliberately let and absorbed milan attack and hit back with fastbreaks like mou or capello’s teams at their best (pellegrini and half indonesian nainggolan are much better at sending defense… Read more »

ted
ted
2 years ago

352 is not working even if we cried for it. Montella, since the start of the season, never put the same starting 11 on the field two times in a row so how can we expect the team to gel and perform.

There’s something I saw in the last two games. Silva on the left wing could work, he dribbles, holds the ball well, cuts inside and has a strong right foot. Kinda reminds me of a young Ronaldo.

Back to 433 or try more attacking 4231, anyway back to four in the back

dapito
dapito
2 years ago
Reply to  ted

agree and we need 2 DM like de jong or gattuso…

Joshua
2 years ago
ted
ted
2 years ago

My humble smartass opinion

433
Donna
Abate-Leo-Musa/Roma-RR
Kessie-Biglia-Jack
Suso-Kalinić/Cutrone-Silva

4231
Donna
Abate-Leo-Musa/Roma-RR
Kessie-Biglia
Suso-Hakan/Jack-Silva
Kalinić/Cutrone

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 years ago

Same “analysists” who called for a back 3 and to put Suso in the middle are now calling Montella stupid; they have been consistently wrong with their suggestions, yet the have the audacity to still give suggestions. The reality is that the problem isn’t Montella- I wish it were so simple. Fassobelli spent 175 mil on a team who finished 6th only to get us to basically the same level. Juve, Napoli, Rome, and Inter all have better starting lineups. Switching formation for a single player, after buying around 8 players with a different formation in mind is bad planning.… Read more »

oluwa shevy
2 years ago

for does of u saying ucl is out of our reach who r u to judge. Just seven matches n u r concluding y. da is still time Wot we just av to do is put our priorities rite. n Dos immature players us should upgrade da game plan. n b focus Av told u guys Wot is what doing is wot doing well spend money on quality not quantity

rossonerisiamonoi
rossonerisiamonoi
2 years ago

This websites comment section is starting to be really annoying and boring ! Formations and sack Montella etc etc etc everyone wanted 3 5 2 and now everyone wants 4 3 3 back again etc etc etc
This wasnt the best start of the season but hell when did we had a good start of the season in the past 7 years ? Ancelotti as much as i would love to come won’t do much better at the moment . Forza Milan and support our team in this difficult moment ffs

Pato
2 years ago

Milan need to sack Montella and appoint Ancelotti.I believe we can still bounce back finishing in top4,win the Copa Italia and Europa league.

fegzy
fegzy
2 years ago

hey official Milan won’t sack montella fassobelli hope you guys know what and where u are carrying Milan to…this is just like berligalli era again the moment I saw galliani in the dugout against spal I knew something was wrong …..then fassone and mirabelli still sticking with montella hope this is not relegation storing right in our faces

fegzy
fegzy
2 years ago

get Luis Enrique