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Mihajlović Sacked By AC Milan

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AC Milan head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic looks on during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on April 3, 2016 in Bergamo, Italy.

AC Milan have dismissed Siniša Mihajlović after the Rossoneri failed to win their last five matches. Milan have promoted youth coach Cristian Brocchi to replace Mihajlović managing the senior team. Siniša Mihajlović left his position as the head coach of Sampdoria to replace Filippo Inzaghi at the Giuseppe Meazza last June.

Siniša Mihajlović unfortunately only lasted as the manager of AC Milan for ten months after his appointment, despite AC Milan holding its own to some extent in sixth place in the Serie A and to the Coppa Italia final. The defeat AC Milan suffered on Saturday to league leaders Juventus was the “last straw” that led to Mihajlović being axed.

AC Milan are currently 15 points behind third place Roma and the goal to return to the UEFA Champions League for Milan were practically darted on Saturday. The Champions League was a major goal this season for the Rossoneri but they have failed to perform up to expectations.

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“Siniša Mihajlović has been relieved of his role as AC Milan coach, The club would like to thank Mihajlović for the dedication and hard work carried out this season” was what was stated on the AC Milan official website. Sinisa’s replacement Cristian Brocchi will hold the position until the end of the season.”

Cristian Brocchi was an AC Milan player at two points in time; he was playing from 1994-1998 and again from 2001-2008. Brocchi has been in charge of the Rossoneri youth squad since 2014. Brocchi took over for Filippo Inzaghi when the club parted ways with the former Italian goal scorer. Brocchi is the fifth coach to take charge at AC Milan in last three seasons.

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AC Milan will travel to Sampdoria on the weekend with their new temporary coach. Brocchi will only be managing the Rossoneri for a maximum of seven games, six Serie A match ups along with the possibly crucial fixture at the end of the Season against AS Roma. Brocchi will also be in the technical area for Milan when they travel to the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian Capital to take on the league leaders, Juventus.

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The Rossoneri should take a serious look forward since their hopes to get back into the Champions League has been erased with their awful performance in the Serie A. Brocchi will attempt to sneak AC Milan into the fourth or fifth place position to hopefully salvage the season for Milan with gaining entry into the Europa League. The goals have changed from returning into the Champions League to the Europa League and maybe a Coppa Italia trophy.

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