According to reports circulating in the Italian media, Sinisa Mihajlovic will no longer be the AC Milan manager as of Tuesday. After months of speculation about the Serbian's position, Silvio Berlusconi has decided to sack the manager and appoint Primavera coach Cristian Brocchi as the new first team coach until the end of the season. Whilst it has been clear for some time that Berlusconi and Mihajlovic don't see eye to eye, it seems that Saturday's loss to Juventus was the final straw and he will be replaced immediately.
An official announcement will reportedly be made in themorning, but the manager's fate appears to be sealed. If the reports are true, Brocchi will start immediately in his new position and will conduct his first training session with the first team tomorrow. The former Milan player looks set to take over on an interim basis until the end of the season. However, reports indicate that should he do well in the final few months of the season, he will be offered the job on a permanent basis. Otherwise, Milan will look to appoint a new manager when the summer rolls around.
As disappointing as Milan have been recently, this seems like a bizarre move from Berlusconi. Barring a miracle start for Cristian Brocchi, this move could stand to destabilise Milan's season further. Milanisti can only cross their fingers and hope, as too many years of struggle don't look likely to change any time soon at Milan. As for Mihajlovic, he is unlikely to be out of work for long and is being linked with a summer move to Lazio if Simone Inzaghi isn't offered the job on a permanent basis.