We saw this one coming, after a number of other potential candidates dropped out of the race for the Milan hot-seat. The club have now confirmed the appointment of Sinisa Mihajlovic who has only recently left his position at Serie A side Sampdoria. The 46-year old will sign a two-year contract at Milan, replacing outgoing former striker Filippo Inzaghi.
Mihajlovic is a former Inter professional and was one of the world’s best defenders during his peak. The Serbian has been in Italy since 1992, when he joined Roma from Red Star Belgrade, and has not left the country since (apart from a brief stint as Serbia head coach), playing for several other Serie A clubs and managing the likes of Fiorentina and Sampdoria after his playing career. Mihajlovic’s career in management is rather underwhelming and the Serb has struggled to achieve much more than a 37% win ratio, apart from his time at Catania, where he was able to ride a wave of success by significantly avoiding relegation from Serie A.
With Mihajlovic’s appointment, the Rossoneri are set to enter a new era, although there is a lot of mess in and around the club, that will certainly influence the team to some extent.