‘It’s only right that my position is under discussion’: Gennaro Gattuso admits his future as AC Milan manager is uncertain as their struggles continue
- AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso admits it is right his position is under threat
- Their woes continued as they were beaten 2-1 by Real Betis in the Europa League
- Gattuso held a long meeting with Milan’s director of sport Leonardo Araujo
- He has now been given two more matches to save his job at the San Siro
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso says his side can forget about success if they continue to deliver the kind of ’embarrassing performance’ that saw them beaten 2-1 at home by Real Betis in the Europa League.
Reports in Italy suggested Gattuso had a long meeting with Milan’s director of sport Leonardo Araujo after Thursday’s defeat and had been given two more matches to save his job.
Milan lie 12th in Serie A with 12 points from eight games and have dropped to second in their Europa League group behind Betis. They host Sampdoria in their next league game on Sunday and then Genoa the following Wednesday.
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso admits it is only correct that is position is in jeopardy
‘It’s only right that my position is under discussion,’ Gattuso said. ‘It’s difficult for a coach to sleep after a performance like this, one of the worst.
‘It was a terrible, embarrassing performance.
‘I saw a team that was switched off and that has given me cause to reflect,’ he added. ‘I’m worried, disappointed and angry, especially with myself.
‘This team cannot think about doing well in the championship with that sort of mentality. I can’t accept a performance like that.’
Milan’s woes continued as they were beaten 2-1 by Real Betis in the Europa League
The Milan legend has now been given two more matches to save his job at the San Siro
The defeat to the Spanish side came on the back of Sunday’s 1-0 derby loss to Inter Milan.
‘We lost our way — it was a match where we suffered and we are losing our security. In these moments, I don’t think about keeping my place on the bench or saving my own skin,’ added Gattuso, who has been in charge for 11 months.
‘We saw practically nothing from the midfielders pushing up and too often we passed it backwards rather than forwards.’
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