Milan have officially sacked Marco Giampaolo and are expected to replace him with former Fiorentina and Inter boss Stefano Pioli.
Four defeats in the opening seven rounds, and deeply unconvincing wins over Brescia, Hellas Verona and Genoa, were not enough to keep Giampaolo in the role.
“AC Milan announce that Marco Giampaolo has been removed from the post of first team Coach. The club wishes to thank Marco for the work done and wish him all the best in his professional career.”
Giampaolo only replaced Gennaro Gattuso in the Rossoneri’s hotseat over the summer, having spent the past three seasons establishing Sampdoria as a Serie A team.
However, four defeats in his first seven League games was exacerbated by poor performances and a lack of supporter confidence.
The ex-Sampdoria Coach also came under fire for scrapping his famed 4-3-1-2 formation after just one match.
The Diavolo hoped to bring in Luciano Spalletti, but Inter were unable to agree a severance package with the Coach.
As a result, Milan have moved for Pioli, who is likely to put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the option of a second.
He is widely considered an underwhelming choice, given he failed with Inter and has not won any senior silverware in 16 years as a Coach.