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Mihajlović Could Be Fired If Milan Lose Against Roma

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Wednesday afternoon loss to Bologna could have costed Mihajlović his job, but in the night Milan's chairman Silvio Berlusconi decided to give him one more chance to prove he's the right man for the rossoneri.

Mihajlović was not happy about his team's performance against Bologna.
Mihajlović was not happy about his team's performance against Bologna.
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New year, same old AC Milan. Wednesday afternoon's performance against Bologna brought back to the fans' minds the awful beginning of 2015, when the rossoneri lost at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Sassuolo playing one of the worst games of the entire season. For that reason, Siniša Mihajlović job at Milan doesn't seem safe anymore and he's reported to have one last chance against AS Roma on Saturday.

Actually, the situation doesn't appear much different compared to last year, both in terms of results and difficulties on the pitch and that's why Mihajlović's future at Milan looks in trouble. In effect, the 2015-2016 version of the rossoneri is not doing much better than the 2014-2015 team, collecting just 28 points in 18 games and ranking 7th -- tied with Sassuolo -- in the Serie A, while last year had 26 points and was ranked 8th over the same span. Also, Milan are still struggling with their midfield exactly like they did last year under the guide of Filippo Inzaghi, but it has to be said that the team seems to be more solid and physically ready compared to last year.

Maybe this is the reason why Silvio Berlusconi decided to give Mihajlović one last chance to prove he's the right man for the rossoneri, but Milan's chairman is surely considering all the options available for the future. Considering the huge amount of money he's still spending for Clarence Seedorf and Inzaghi's contract, they could be both good options to succeed the Serbian coach but just from an economical point of view. Otherwise, the most plausible idea seems to be promoting Christian Brocchi, who's currently managing the Youth Team, to the first team and pairing him with former Italy coach and World Champion Marcello Lippi in order to carry the rossoneri until the end of the season.

It won't be an easy decision for Berlusconi, but he'll still have time until Saturday to evaluate all the options.