In the beginning of the season, Gennaro Gattuso’s position as AC Milan coach was in speculation. Milan had an awful start to the season, only winning one out of the first five league games of the season. Although results started to improve, the team had to overcome a major setback when they were eliminates from Europa League in the group stage. At this point, the club’s management and the fans doubted Gattuso’s future.
The second half of the season has been great for the Rossoneri. The team fended off competition from Lazio in the race for fourth place and they now challenge rivals Inter Milan for the third position. Although second place and the Scudetto is beyond reach, Champions League qualification is very possible. AC Milan owners, Elliott Management, are now backing Gattuso and look to keep him as coach for years to come.
AC Milan are undefeated in their last eight league games. The additions of Krzysztof Piatek and Lucas Paqueta have positively impacted the squad. Gennaro Gattuso knew exactly how to utilize both players and to merge them with the rest of the squad. The playing style of the coach is very quick. Possession and playing out from the back is the key in the Italian’s tactics.
Gennaro Gattuso has proved he is able to coach a great team like AC Milan. He has a great relationship with the squad and he knows exactly how to get the best out of the players. Although some haven’t succeeded under the former player, those who adapt to his tactics strive and improve drastically.
The AC Milan management and the fans are supporting Gattuso. The coach is helping the team get results and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in many years. The coach has a contract running until 2021, his reign as coach can go beyond this date if he is able to succeed and impress the AC Milan community.