Inter Miami might enter their inaugural MLS season with a well-known name sitting on their bench. According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, former AC Milan manager, Gennaro Gattuso emerged as the favorite for Miami’s head coaching job.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Gattuso has had serious talks with Inter’s owner David Beckham in recent weeks and the two sides are close to finding an agreement. The 41-year-old manager and Beckham previously played together in 2009-10 with Milan.
These reports are in line with the information that Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas recently revealed to reporters. Mas told the media that the team is close to naming their first manager and that the selected candidate will be someone who previously both played and coached on the “highest level.”
“We’ve been looking at coaches that coached at the highest levels – they’ve been very good players in their own right.” – said Mas.
Gennaro Gattuso spent the previous two seasons as Milan’s, leading the team to sixth and fifth-place finishes in Seria A respectively. After failing to qualify for Champions League two years in a row, Gattuso decided to resign from his job.
Prior to taking over Milan, Gattuso also served as manager of Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete, and Pisa.