The question that cannot escape the red and black of Milan has resurfaced all over again: “Is (Gattuso) the right man for the job?”
With the departure of Massimiliano Allegri in 2014, it’s no surprise that Milan have skilled a loss of management as well as a fall from grace. Their roller coaster of appointed managers in the past couple of years consist of Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Cristian Brocchi, and ultimately, Vincenzo Montella.
Now, in phrases of who occupies the technical region, Milan have come to the belief Gennaro Gattuso will see the membership to its former glory. But realistically, isn’t that what they and all of us concept Seedorf, Inzaghi, and Brocchi were going to do?
Throughout his gambling career, there’s no question Gattuso wanted to win and at any fee. The guy from Calabria sacrificed thoughts, body, and soul for every loose ball inside the midfield in addition to the badge on his chest. Realistically, the final of his kind in terms of shielding midfielders, Gattuso was a sight to watch. But his playing days are over and it is able to be difficult to replicate that type of energy and passion from the opposite aspect of the touchline. Other than coronary heart, passion, and the choice to win each 50/50 ball, what does Gattuso deliver to Milan? Tactically, is he any higher than his predecessors Montella or Mihajlovic?
Only having been a coach on account that 2013, Gattuso lacks the approaches and technical expertise of Milan greats like Capello and Ancelotti, however that’s most effective 1/2 the equation.
His first appointment came in the form of a ‘participant-supervisor’ at Swiss facet Sion. A desperate attempt to trade the team tempo and way of life on the sector led to a sack after simplest twelve video games. His subsequent task changed into now not for the faint of coronary heart as he entered the hangman, Maurizio Zamparini’s territory. After Palermo, Gattuso might appear in Greece with OFI Crete. His 6th month look ended as soon because it began as he changed into constantly criticized by the media and unable to be paid because of the club’s developing economic troubles. Before joining the Milan Primavera side, Gattuso eventually observed success with Pisa. He would pass directly to instruct the crew for a 12 months-and-a-half of, main them to Serie B promotion through a playoff.
In the cease, Gattuso is a motivator. When all else fails, his group might be equipped to battle in any given state of affairs. Despite being behind in phrases of which procedures to use wherein situations, Gattuso isn’t any stranger to the sideline and what it includes.
Although his managerial document displays extra draws and losses than wins, Gattuso has truely had his face rubbed in the dirt and found out from it. If his managerial career is anything like his gambling style, the person from Calabria will never allow his group to give up in the face of adversity. If he’s not able to bring wins and championships, at the very least, he’ll with a bit of luck be able to train his players the way to play with heart, choice, and aggression.
Worst case scenario, if Gattuso fails to finish in a desirable Europa or Champions League spot, does he deserve the boot? If so, what is subsequent for Milan?
If Gattuso fails to compete with the likes of Juventus, Roma, Inter and drops factors to teams in the direction of the lowest of the table, he deserves to be launched. Unless players are specifically in charge, Gattuso and probable others worried in the membership should be permit cross.
At this factor, how plenty more talent can you match on the sector? Buffon’s successor for Italy, a demonstrated middle-again leading your protecting line, the following Portuguese movie star, the list is going on. If Milan fail to finish within the pinnacle 5, they have to appearance internally. A idea that may not be too far from attain would be to name lower back former players. Players inclusive of Maldini, Pirlo, Ambrosini, Nesta, Shevchenko and lots of extra, who were part of such a lot of successful reminiscences in the 90’s and early 2000’s, will be asked to come returned and preserve board/chairmen positions. If nothing adjustments, Milan risk being a part of the in no way ending training carousel they have determined themselves in when you consider that 2014.