Gennaro Gattuso

Milan

Five Serie A things you may have missed

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli matched Juventus with a 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday to regain top spot in Italy from the champions who won the Turin derby by the same score.

The two Serie A pacesetters both bounced back from European setbacks to claim their ninth consecutive league wins.

Here are five talking points from the weekend’s Serie A action:

Diabate keeps Benevento alive

New Malian signing Cheick Diabate kept Benevento’s faint Serie A survivial hopes alive with a last-gasp goal in a 3-2 win over Crotone.

Five Serie A things you may have missed

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli matched Juventus with a 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday to regain top spot in Italy from the champions who won the Turin derby by the same score.

The two Serie A pacesetters both bounced back from European setbacks to claim their ninth consecutive league wins.

Here are five talking points from the weekend’s Serie A action:

Diabate keeps Benevento alive

New Malian signing Cheick Diabate kept Benevento’s faint Serie A survivial hopes alive with a last-gasp goal in a 3-2 win over Crotone.

Who Are Ya? Emiliano Viviano (Arsenal)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Emiliano Viviano Age: 28 Position: Goalkeeper Signed from: Palermo Fee: £1million (loan) Did you know? His wife Manuela Tosini will be pleased that the deal is done and dusted, and the family can make plans to move to London. She revealed that in the last [.

Rino Gattuso returns to the San Siro, repeatedly slaps Philippe Mexes in the head

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Sion player-manager Gennaro Gattuso brought his current side to visit his former club, Milan, for a friendly at the San Siro on Friday. It was a special homecoming for Gattuso as he got to visit with all his former teammates for the first time since he left at the end of last season. And he made the most of the opportunity by playfully slapping Philippe Mexes in the head.

AC Milan

Milan coach hails ‘complete’ Calhanoglu

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso revealed his delight Friday at discovering how Turkish forward Hakan Calhanoglu has become “such a complete player” after a difficult start to life in Italy.

The 24-year-old Turkey international joined Milan from Bayer Leverkusen last summer for a reported 22 million euros but failed to flourish under previous coach Vincenzo Montella.

Milan coach hails ‘complete’ Calhanoglu

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso revealed his delight Friday at discovering how Turkish forward Hakan Calhanoglu has become “such a complete player” after a difficult start to life in Italy.

The 24-year-old Turkey international joined Milan from Bayer Leverkusen last summer for a reported 22 million euros but failed to flourish under previous coach Vincenzo Montella.

‘I Just Want To Make Them Happy’ – Gennaro Gattuso Allows Frustrated Milan Players To Huddle Around And Slap Him After Victory Over Lazio (Video)

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While progress can best be described as 'stuttering', Milan did battle to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lazio in Serie A on Sunday evening.

The Rossoneri continue to tread water down in 7th place, but the impressive result did constitute their fourth win in five matches in what has been a largely mediocre season thus far.

AC Milan coach Gattuso looking at frugal January

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said on Friday that the under-pressure club were looking at a frugal January transfer window after their summer spending spree failed to turn their ailing fortunes around.

“No player has asked to leave, the owners know that I’m okay,” said Gattuso on the eve of Saturday’s Serie A game against Crotone before the two-week winter break in Italy.

AC Milan coach Gattuso looking at frugal January

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said on Friday that the under-pressure club were looking at a frugal January transfer window after their summer spending spree failed to turn their ailing fortunes around.

“No player has asked to leave, the owners know that I’m okay,” said Gattuso on the eve of Saturday’s Serie A game against Crotone before the two-week winter break in Italy.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Milan: Temporary Coach Gennaro Gattuso Tried To Resign After Embarrassing Defeat To Second-Bottom Hellas Verona

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In the continuing soap opera that is the day-to-day running of AC Milan, it's being reported that Gennaro Gattuso attempted to resign as head coach in the wake of Sunday evening's embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Hellas Verona.

Three days after beating them at the San Siro in an Italian Cup tie, Milan travelled to face Serie A's second-bottom side in a league fixture at theStadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi only to get their arses handed to them.

Gattuso warns AC Milan must suffer

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Milan (AFP) – New AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso warned on Tuesday that the former Italian giants must suffer if they want to return to their glory days.

Gattuso, a key figure in some of Milan’s best ever teams, took over as coach on Monday after Vincenzo Montella was sacked following a disappointing start to the season.

Gattuso warns AC Milan must suffer

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Milan (AFP) – New AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso warned on Tuesday that the former Italian giants must suffer if they want to return to their glory days.

Gattuso, a key figure in some of Milan’s best ever teams, took over as coach on Monday after Vincenzo Montella was sacked following a disappointing start to the season.

Monday Kickoff: Dortmund sticking with Bosz, AC Milan appoints Gattuso and more

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Changes won't be coming to Borussia Dortmund just yet while AC Milan made a massive move to appoint a club legend.

Despite this past weekend's collapse against Schalke, Borussia Dortmund is set to stick with manager Peter Bosz. (REPORT)

AC Milan announced the departure of managerVincenzo Montella, who will be replaced by Gennaro Gattuso.

All Change: AC Milan Sack Vincenzo Montella And Immediately Install Gennaro Gattuso As Temporary Head Coach

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With the club at a fairly protracted low ebb, AC Milan have rung the changes this morning by sacking Vincenzo Montella and installing Gennaro Gattuso as temporary head coach.

Sunday's drab goalless draw with Torino proved to be the death knell for Montella, who leaves the Rossoneri languishing down in eighth place, already some 18 points behind Serie A leaders Napoli with just 14 games played.

‘Don’t Confuse Fine Chocolate With Nutella’ – Gennaro Gattuso On Whether His Donkey Work Improved Andrea Pirlo’s Game

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While the great and the good have lined up to wave off Andrea Pirlo into retirement, perhaps the most honest, touching tribute has come from Gennaro Gattuso, the man who partnered him in midfield for many years, both at AC Milan and at international level.

The chalk-and-cheese pair formed a formidable duo under Carlo Ancelotti at the Rossoneri, as well as toiling their way to a World Cup title under Marcelo Lippi, with Gattuso acting as guard dog and Pirlo providing the more creative, esoteric element.

Gennaro Gattuso says he would walk to Manchester for Man Utd job

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“I’d walk to Manchester for the United job!”

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For years, Manchester United fans were desperate to see Gennaro Gattuso sign for our club. Having lost Roy Keane, this fiery Italian seen liked a perfect replacement.

As it is, we've never replaced Keane, and Gattuso spent 13 years at AC Milan, before joining Swiss side Sion when he was released.

Gattuso Investigation Is Another Sign Soccer Needs to Take Match Fixing More Seriously

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The revelation that Gennaro Gattuso, the former AC Milan star, is being investigated for match fixing hit soccer like a ton of bricks yesterday. While match-fixing and scandals have become commonplace in Italian soccer, Gattuso would be perhaps the biggest name to be linked with this sort of investigation.

Gennaro Gattuso Vows To ‘Go Out Into The Street And Kill Himself’ If Found Guilty Of Match-Fixing

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As you may have seen over the last few days, former AC Milan scrapper Gennaro Gattuso has found himself facing accusations of match-fixing after it was alleged in certain sections of the Italian media that he, along with former Milan teammate Cristian Brocchi, had been complicit in a fixing ring that fiddled Serie A games during the 2010/11 season.

Former Italy National Gennaro Gattuso Investigated For Match-Fixing, ‘Criminal Conspiracy and Sports Fraud’

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Over the past few years, the revolting issues of match-fixing in Italian football has caused fans to question the integrity of the game. However, when a World Cup winner is involved, it is time to sit up and question this dark plague affecting football in the 21st century.

Gennaro Gattuso House Raided As Part Of Serie A Betting Scandal

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The home of AC Milan legend and 2006 World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was raided by police this morning in the latest betting match-fixing twist.

The Cremona based investigators, as part of their next step in their lengthy inquiry, have placed the Milan legend under investigation for alleged wrongdoing.

Serie A: Five Italian Players Ready To Take Revenge Next Season

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Massimo Ambrosini (from AC Milan to Fiorentina)

Massimo Ambrosini saw his eighteen-year stay at AC Milan coming to an end when surprisingly the club refused to extend his contract. Having veterans Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta, Gianluca Zambrotta and Clarence Seedorf already left the previous summer, another piece of history departed from Milan.

World Cup Winner Gennaro Gattuso Eager to Prove Himself as a Coach at Palermo

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Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed as Palermo's new coach and was presented officially on 21 June.

It will be his second coaching job after a short spell last season with Swiss club Sion when Gattuso was named player-coach in the second part of their campaign. The 35-year-old World Cup winner had been first paired with Arno Rossini – who possessed the Uefa licence - though both were removed from the coaching role with the return of Michel De Castel in May and Gattuso ended the season playing.

Milan Focus: The Travels Of Antonio Nocerino

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Milan Focus: The Travels Of Antonio Nocerino is a post from: Serie A Weekly Milan Focus: The Travels Of Antonio Nocerino is a post from: Serie A Weekly Antonio Nocerino has gone from ascending to the ranks of the Italian national team to being surplus requirements at Milan in the space of just two seasons.

Football Journeyman Supremo – David Beckham When In Milan

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Football Journeyman Supremo David Beckham When In Milan is a post from: Serie A Weekly Football Journeyman Supremo David Beckham When In Milan is a post from: Serie A Weekly David Beckham, the 38-year old icon, announced on Thursday 16 May 2013 that he will retire from football at the end of the current season after a long, illustrious and successful career.

Serie A

‘It’s Time To Leave, Our Patience Is Over’ – AC Milan Fans Reduce Gianluigi Donnarumma To Tears With Incredibly Merciless Banner (Photo)

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AC Milan's teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was reduced to tears at several junctures of Wednesday night's Coppa Italia tie against Hellas Verona after his own fans unfurled a massive banner informing the youngster that they'd "lost patience" with him.

The 18-year-old stopper and his agent, the irrepressible Mino Raiola, are currently locked in an ongoing contractual wrangle with Milan, with Raiola attempting as is his wont to squeeze every last cent out of the Rossoneri.

AC Milan: Thiago Silva Reminisces About The Time Zlatan Ibrahimovic Dumped Rino Gattuso In A Wheelie Bin

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"Smile to the people or you're going back in the bin"

Everywhere Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes, people are almost certain to get manhandledand dumped in things. It's a truism. A law of nature.

Indeed, Thiago Silva has been reminiscing about his time at AC Milan, specifically about playing alongside current PSG teammate Ibrahimovicfor the first time.

Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez beginning to make a name for himself

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Franco Vazquez is not necessarily a household name in the soccer world. After all, the 26-year-old midfielder was previously buried in Palermo's depth chart my ex-manager Gennaro Gattuso during last season's Serie B campaign. In fact, Vazquez was not even on the squad list for the first half of the 2013-14 season for the Rosanero.

Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez beginning to make a name for himself

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Franco Vazquez is not necessarily a household name in the soccer world. After all, the 26-year-old midfielder was previously buried in Palermo's depth chart my ex-manager Gennaro Gattuso during last season's Serie B campaign. In fact, Vazquez was not even on the squad list for the first half of the 2013-14 season for the Rosanero.

The Understated Genius Behind the Sensation Manchester United & Chelsea Are Chasing

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He's dynamic, quick and boasts lightning pace. His touch is sound, the strikes on goal that come off of his boots crisp and stinging to the gloved hands of goalkeepers.

Snapshot: It Would Appear That Gennaro Gattuso Spent His Tuesday Working In McDonald’s…

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So...it would appear that Rino Gattuso spent the vast majority of his Tuesday afternoon handing out burgers at McDonald's...

Before you go whittling that Rino's really hit the skids of late, this is all for the purposes of an advert due to screen in Italy shortly, we understand.

Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Wednesday May Two-Nine

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Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Wednesday May Two-Nine is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Weekly With Five-A-Day Football Wednesday May Two-Nine is a post from: Serie A Weekly Francesco Totti opens up in an interview with France Football, discussing his past almost-deals with Sampdoria and Real Madrid, why he hopes Roma does not retire his #10, and how well he is treated by Roma fans.

Jason Kreis

Edu, Okugo, Fernandes make TOW lists, vote MacMath, power rankings surge, Le Touch, more

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Union players make Team of the Week lists as team surges up power rankings. Le Toux has Le Touch in home openers. Another Jack Warner bribery report. More.

Union bits, West Chester United wins East PA Open Cup, MLS moves, more

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The Rest

Serie B: Something Strange Is Happening Down At The Bottom Of Italy’s Second Tier

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The grand football lineage is chock full of strange quirks, though there is currently a statistical anomaly down at the bottom of the Serie B table that may well be a first.

After drawing 0-0 against Bari at the weekend, AC Pisa were rooted atthe very foot of Italy's second tier.

World Cup Winner: I would walk to Manchester' for United job, Red Devils plot move for £31m BuLi star

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Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has said that he would not hesitate to take the Manchester United managerial role, if he was ever presented with the opportunity to do so.

The 38-year-old who won World Cup with Italy and two Champions League with Milan, added that he is attracted by the English style of play and the passion the fans and the players have for the game.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: The times, they are a-changing

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In this morning's reads—who am I kidding? You just want to talk about Chivas and the Dispersal Draft and conference alignment and stuff.

What's happening, friends? It's Tuesday and that means I'm here to give you your Freedom Kicks. Grab your coffee and let me stir in some soccer for you.

Gennaro Gattuso Serving Burgers at McDonalds!

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Surely thing's haven't gone that bad for former Italian midfielder Gennaro Gattuso? well not quite yet however he did serve Burgers at McDonald's for over an hour as part of a World Cup advert campaign for the American giants in Italy.

Can you just imagine the caption? "Do you want a head-butt with that" lol