Clarence Seedorf finds himself on the hot seat in Milan, despite his acclaimed performance in restoring Milan to relevance since his takeover as manager in mid-January.
Owner Silvio Berlusconi and CEO Adriano Galliani appear to have made up their minds regarding Seedorf, following months of rumors and speculation that Seedorf and Galliani in particular, along with Berlusconi and daughter Barbara Berlusconi, were not seeing eye to eye.
It would be very harsh if Seedorf were to be dismissed about half a year after his initial appointment, especially given the momentum he built towards the end of the season.
To most, it seems clear that the main focus of attention at Milan should be on improving the aging and underperforming playing squad, not on replacing Seedorf.
Regardless, speculation persists, and it may be only a matter of time before Seedorf makes way for the next Milan manager.
Starting from most likely to least likely, here are four candidates Milan may pursue.