2016 is likely to prove a definitive year for AC Milan. After several years of underperformance in Serie A, a lack of continental football and a high turnover in both the playing and coaching staff, the club will be aiming to claw back credibility as one of Europe’s top clubs.
Intense pressure rests on the shoulders of Sinisa Mihajlovic and his players, with Milan residing sixth in the league table. While this position offers up hope that further improvement can push the club closer to where they feel they belong, it is also extremely tenuous.
The Rossoneri are a couple of good results away from a possible top-four spot. However, they are at the same time a couple of bad ones away from the morass of mid-table. Over the coming months, their 2015/16 season will be given further definition.
Beyond that, some key questions lie ahead in need of answers. Will Milan remain inconsistent both in direction and performance? Will they return to major European competition? Will Mihajlovic still be in charge come 2017?
Here Bleacher Report answers these questions while making five bold predictions about what the next 12 months might hold for Milan.