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Milan need a safe pair of hands while they rebuild. Is Stefano Pioli the right man?

This was about cutting losses. This was about moving on. This was about accepting the fact that when you make tons of decisions, you will inevitably make some bad ones. And how you react to bad decisions is often as important as the good decision that you do make.

What it was not about is emotion. The folks who run Elliott Management, owners of Milan, aren't in the business of emotion. If they were, they wouldn't have stuck around this long managing close to $10 billion in (mostly) other people's...

AC Milan appoint former Inter boss Pioli as Giampaolo replacement

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti outlines the reasons why Marco Giampaolo was sacked by AC Milan.
The Serie Awesome crew discuss the strengths of Stefano Pioli ahead of his expected appointment at AC Milan.
Alexis Nunes and Gab Marcotti detail Milan's dramatic 2-1 win over Genoa.

AC Milan have appointed former Inter boss Stefano Pioli as their new coach on a two-year contract.

Pioli replaces Marco Giampaolo, who was sacked on Tuesday.

His last role in management was with Fiorentina, who he left in April following a difficult run of results.

- When does the transfer window reopen?
- All major completed transfer deals

Milan only hired Giampaolo in the summer but parted company with the ex-Sampdoria manager following a difficult start to the campaign, which saw them languishing...

Milan sack Marco Giampaolo after poor start to Serie A season

The Serie Awesome crew discuss the strengths of Stefano Pioli ahead of his expected appointment at AC Milan.
Gab Marcotti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki evaluate Romelu Lukaku's impact at Inter Milan so far.
Alexis Nunes and Gab Marcotti detail Milan's dramatic 2-1 win over Genoa.
Pepe Reina makes up for a howler with a late penalty save to lead Milan past Genoa. Watch Serie A on ESPN+.
Italian Serie A: Lasse Schöne (41') Genoa 1-0 AC Milan. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+.

AC Milan have sacked Marco Giampaolo from his role as manager after four defeats in their first seven games, which has left the Rossoneri in 13th place.

Giampaolo was appointed following Gennaro Gattuso departure the summer after Milan missed out on a top four finish on the final day of the past campaign.

Sources have told ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti that former Inter manager Stefano Pioli is the frontrunner to take over at Milan. Ex-Nerazzurri boss Luciano Spalletti has also been mentioned...