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Rossoneri Round-up for 10 April: Gullit says that Gattuso needs “three years” to be judged at Milan

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Rossoneri legend Ruud Gullit hopes that Milan show patience with Gennaro Gattuso.

Gullit said, “He’s only just started, I hope he does well. It’ll take time to evaluate him in full, at least three years. I can only hope he does well.”

Patience is rarely a virtue in football, but the point remains that Gattuso has taken this Milan team and gotten them further up the table than anyone could have dreamed when he took over. This club should be in contention for the Champions League trophy and Scudetto every season, not hoping to come from behind to nick fourth place, and right now there doesn’t appear to be anyone other than Gattuso capable of bringing the ghosts of Milan victories past into the San Siro.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Fiorentina’s loanee winger Gil Dias isn’t living up to his hype or promise, and that’s a problem. [Viola Nation]

Milan’s Ignazio Albate might be on his way to MLS this summer.. [AC Milan Offside]

Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo said that Napoli are a “great club” when asked about his future plans. Um. []

The FIGC has announced that they’ve renamed the award for fair play in honor of the late Davide Astori. []

World Football Links

Leicester City have announced plans to expand the King Power Stadium. [Fosse Posse]

West Bromwich Albion had an application to install safe standing rejected by the UK Government. []

FIFA was reportedly offered a very large sum of money by a mysterious party for the rights to stage the Club World Cup and another contest . [New York Times]

The US State of Connecticut has taken one step closer to having a professional football club again. [NBC Connecticut]