Sky: Sergio Conceicao in the lead for Milan job


Milan’s quest for a new coach next season has taken an intriguing turn, with reports from Sky Sport Italia indicating a strong inclination towards Portuguese tacticians. Porto coach Sergio Conceicao has emerged as the front-runner, closely followed by Sporting’s Ruben Amorim and Lille head coach Paulo Fonseca.

Initially linked with Julen Lopetegui, Milan faced a backlash from fans who vehemently opposed the move, launching a petition and social media campaign with the hashtag #Nopetegui. In response, owner Gerry Cardinale and advisor Zlatan Ibrahimovic are now turning their gaze towards Portugal, seeking inspiration from the country’s coaching talent.

Conceicao, currently at Porto, appears to be the preferred choice. Despite having a contract until June 2028, he is expected to part ways with the club due to internal turmoil. His extensive experience in Italian football, having played for Serie A clubs Lazio, Parma, and Milan’s city rivals Inter, gives him a unique edge. As a coach, Conceicao boasts an impressive resume, including three Primeira Liga titles, three Taça de Portugal triumphs, one Taça da Liga, and three Supercups.

Joining Conceicao on Milan’s radar are Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim and former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca, who is currently with LOSC in France. Amorim, who was previously linked with Liverpool before they pursued Arne Slot, brings a fresh perspective, while Fonseca’s Serie A experience could also prove valuable to the Rossoneri.


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