Former Fiorentina manager becomes the new boss at the AC Milan
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella claimed that he feels extremely happy with the progress made by the team since his appointment.
The former Fiorentina manager becomes the new boss at the club. He takes over at a very difficult time since the club are going through a tough time on all fronts. Owner Silvio Berlusconi facing a lot of issues has translated into the club’s decline on and off the field. Even though there are rumours about an imminent takeover, Milan can think about a recovery only after a long time. For the time being, Montella has been brought in to steady the ship.
Despite only one victory in a friendly match so far in the pre-season, Montella says that he is happy with the progress made by the team on the field. Milan have a real lack of top personnel capable of delivering against the best teams in the world. Despite this, they took part in the International Champions Cup in the United States where they have come up against teams like Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Liverpool. So far, the only victory in a friendly game against Bordeaux before the start of theInternational Champions Cup. The recent game finished as a 3-1 loss against Chelsea, but Milan did create a lot of opportunities.
"It's been decidedly positive. I needed this time to get to know the surroundings and to be with my players, even if I would have preferred to have been in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League rather than on tour.Milan cannot be out of Europe, but anyway I feel we are further than I had expected us to be after a month. I'm serene and so too are the lads. We're on the right path and I'm optimistic. The team are putting into practice what I am asking of them and things are moving along quickly,” said Montella.