Former AC Milan manager Siniša Mihajlovic has finally had his contract fully terminated by the team.
The former Rossoneri manager was still on the wage bill along with other former managers, Clarence Seedorf and Filippo Inzaghi. The reason the Serbian was still on the wage bill because he signed a two-year deal to manage the club this past summer.
Mihajlovic favorite for Torino if Ventura departs
Mihajlovic is favorite to take over the Torino job, which is why Milan acted quickly to make sure he was off the wage bill. His deal with Milan includes him being able to take on any new role, starting July 1st.
The Torino job is currently held by Giampiero Ventura, leading the side to a 12th place finish in Serie A. However, with Antonio Conte set to depart the Italian national team after this summer’s European Championships, Ventura is now the front-runner for the Italy job. After the European Championships, Conte is set to manage Chelsea, taking over Guus Hiddink.
Mihajlovic Milan’s misery
It was anything but a good time for Sinisa Mihajlovic while managing AC Milan. He was sacked on April 12th, just three days after 2-1 home loss to Juventus in which they squandered the early advantage from Alex. That loss kept them in sixth place, where they remained throughout the second half the Serie A season, outside of the final three weeks where they were in seventh and finished there.
In the league, the Serb only won 13 of his 32 games in charge. He lost nine games and drew the remaining 10 games. Despite his lack of league success, Mihajlovic took the Rossoneri to the Coppa Italia final. On their way to the final, they only needed to defeat two sides from Serie A in Sampdoria and Carpi. Milan lost in the Coppa Italia final to Juventus in extra time.