Massimiliano Mirabelli talked about the decision to sack Vincenzo Montella and replace him with Gennaro Gattuso.
Milan took the decision to sack Montella after 14 Serie A matches in which 20 points were won, and the replacement is Primavera boss Rino Gattuso.
“We restart with Gattuso, and I want to take this opportunity to thank Montella and his staff,” director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli told reporters at a Gran Galà del Calcio AIC event. “Today was a difficult day, but we wanted to give a shock.
“The decision was taken in the night, after the match we were in contact with China and we decided in this way. Gattuso is our coach, to make him the caretaker would kill him with the group straight away. We’ve given him this great opportunity, we’ll see how he plays it.
“We were a bit unlucky against Torino [0-0 draw], but it’s normal that after losing six games we had to win with a performance worthy of Milan. Time was up for that reason too. Montella said the coach is always at fault? I’ve been working since this morning, so I don’t know what Montella’s said [since].
“January market? We still have some problems, but we’re calm, we need to make up ground. We still believe.” Marco Fassone meanwhile said that Milan aren’t expected to intervene on the market.