By Football Italian staffMarcello Lippi is expected to make a few changes at the top of his Milan side in the coming days, but it remains to be seen if the arrival of his baby pink baby fever will make a difference.
The Italian was at the helm of Milan when the club reached the Champions League quarter-finals in 2008, but after a disastrous start to the season he was sacked a month later and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.
Since then, he has presided over a squad that has won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles, a domestic cup and the Champions league, as well as making the Coppa d’Italia final and the last 16 of the Champions cup.
It is a remarkable run for an Italian side that has been relegated three times and missed out on European qualification for three consecutive seasons.
However, the appointment of Ancelotta, a former Italy international, has put the team in a better position to cope with his arrival, with Lippi said to be willing to use young talent to help him achieve his goals.
“Milan is a club of great history, so I am delighted that the coach has brought in the right person to build a team that can compete in the Champions’ League,” Ancelotto said in a statement.
“In the last four seasons, Milan have been among the best in Europe, so we are excited to have a coach like Carlo Anellotti.”
We are now going to work to build our squad with the best possible youth, and I am confident that we will do it.