Milan Sack Pellegrini
AC Milan have confirmed manager Manuel Pellegrini has left the club after the board lost patience with him following Milan's poor performance so far in Serie A this season. He is the second Milan manager to be sacked over poor performances in two years, and now Milan will be on the lookout for a manager to restore the glory days and take them back to where they once stood, at the top of Italian football.
An official statement from the club read "today, we can confirm that first-team manager, Manuel Pellegrini has left the club following the decision by the board to relieve him of his duties here at the San Siro. Poor performances this season have led to the club lying 6th in the Serie A, which Mr. Berlusconi has deemed too low for a club of Milan's stature, and has such sacked Mr. Pellegrini. We thank Manuel for his time here, and wish him the best of luck for the future."
Pellegrini was in the hot-seat at the San Siro for just under 12 months, having taken over in February 2013 after Allegri was sacked by the Milan club. The Chilean, who has also managed Real Madrid and Malaga in Spain, failed to win a trophy in his time in Milan, disappointing the fans who expected him to take them to glory once again.
AC Milan are rumoured to have a certain manager in mind, with names ranging from Guardiola to Laudrup being mentioned. No official word has come from Milan yet, but the bookie's favourites so far are Frank Rijkaard, Alex Ferguson, and Manchester United's Lothar Matthaus, who has only been in the managerial position at Old Trafford for just over two months.