Milan Owner Cooking Up Improvements Across the Board

Milan owner Gerry Cardinale has promised changes at every level of the club. Stefano Pioli is highly at risk, but the overhaul could go well beyond the coach, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The American businessman is open to bringing in a minority shareholder. He has made a few trips to the Middle East to gauge the interest of potential investors. New resources might also arrive in the form of new sponsorship deals or partnerships for the new stadium.

Milan will stick with their current management, as it was modified last year by not confirming Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara. The execs are evaluating the players. Samuel Chukwueze, Noah Okafor, and Yunus Musah could be sold if they get reasonable offers. Olivier Giroud, Simon Kjaer, and Luka Jovic are on expiring contracts and probably won’t all stay. The hierarchy is eyeing one new defender and a young center-forward.

The shortlist for the bench comprises Antonio Conte, Thiago Motta, Julen Lopetegui, and Marcelo Gallardo, even though he recently took over Al-Ittihad. The owner is particularly intrigued by the Spanish gaffer.

Our Take on Milan

A coaching change is likely in the cards and would be normal after a long cycle. The squad should be bolstered with a pair of high-priced additions, but there’s no need for a revolution or to offload players who have been part of it for just a year. It’d look schizophrenic. The power of continuity and the natural gradual improvement of youngsters shouldn’t be underestimated.

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