Montella sacked by Milan but the former striker could be the best name for the Italian national team
NEWS MONTELLA MILAN ITALY / On Monday, Milan sacked Vicenzo Montella after a very disappointing beginning of the season. Although the Rossoneri spent €250 million to strengthen the roster last summer, the Italian coach collected only 20 points in 14 matches. Milan is currently 11 points behind Roma but Di Francesco's crew also have a match in hand.
Fassone and Mirabelli did their best to pursue players able to restart a new era for the Rossoneri. Last summer, in agreement with the Italian coach, Milan signed Bonucci, Andrè Silva, Conti, Calhanoglu, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Biglia, Kessiè, Kalinic, and Borini. The new Chinese ownership made a huge effort to build up a team able to qualify for the next Champions League. Nowadays, the situation seems to be compromised.
Montella leaves Milan the day after Milan draw another home match. The fans were skeptical about Montella's qualities as a head coach and throughout the social media, they put pressure on the club to make a change. Milan is a club that won 7 Champions League, 18 Serie A titles, 5 Italian Cups, and 7 Super Cups but the current results were too poor to be true. The Rossoneri needs a spark to restart on the right path.
Milan, Montella OUT, Gattuso IN
CEO Fassone and Milan's Sporting Director Mirabelli decided to replace Vincenzo Montella with Gennaro Gattuso. Another former Milan player will sit on that bench. The fiery Italian coach is in a tough position at this time. The Rossoneri need a new tactical scheme to perform better, something that can be adequate for the players that are currently on the roster. Gattuso was doing great things with the youth team but the first squad is something different. Are Milan players good enough to fill the gap with those teams that are currently ahead in the standings? Time will tell us something more but the task is very tough. Probably, Gattuso will be able to fuel the fire in the souls of the players but Napoli, Inter, Juventus, and Roma seem to have something more than the Rossoneri.
Montella could be ready for the Italian national team
Milan head coach's change triggered rumors about the next coach of the Italian national team. The Italian football federation (FIGC) needs to find a solution as soon as possible because there is a need for a coach who begins to evaluate the various players to start a winning cycle. Although Tavecchio has resigned and a new leader has not been found yet, someone must be in charge to select a new head coach.
Vincenzo Montella could be the right pick especially if the Italian football federation wants to speed up the process without waiting for the end of the season. Reportedly, Carlo Ancelotti has refused the role, Roberto Mancini has a contract with Zenit St. Petersburg that must be honored until the end of the current campaign, and Antonio Conte is not willing to leave Chelsea at this time. Therefore, Montella is the only available coach with a great experience that could be selected to lead Italy toward the next European Cup.
Is he the right coach for the Italian bench?
In my view, he could be a good trainer. Montella cannot be blamed for Milan's current issues. The Rossoneri need time to reestablish themselves to the top of the Italian and European football. When Montella was coaching Fiorentina, the team was playing quite well and the fans were happy with his work. The Italian national team doesn't need a top name as a coach but top players on the field. There's no possibility for a coach to become famous and renowned if he trains low-level players.