Leonardo set for a Milan exit? (Clearly the image below is of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with the same name and not of the Brazilian football coach)
He has only been in the job for a few months, but Milan coach Leonardo may start feeling the pressure to provide immediate results.
Spanish media outlet AS claim that the Rossoneri have been in contact with former Tottenham, Sevilla and Real Madrid manager Juande Ramos to take over the reins of the 2007 Champions League winners, should Leonardo under-perform.
Leonardo is feeling the pressure of taking over a big Italian club such as Milan, after a less-than-impressive start to the season.
After losing a host of friendlies throughout the summer months, Leonardo had a positive start to the opening game of the season, with a 2-1 victory over Siena.
But a 4-0 loss to cross town rivals Inter in the derby last week has shaken the foundations, and rumours begun to circulate about a possible early exit from the San Siro for the Brazilian. (Goal.com)
You have to feel for Leonardo. The vultures are already circling after just two matches and the Brazilian has also had very little cash to play with despite Real Madrid paying megabucks to take Kaka from the club, a decision that enraged the Rossoneri supporters.
Losing the Milan derby in the manner they did won’t have helped his cause but surely acting so swiftly would be unwise. Juande Ramos has been on something of a rollercoaster ride since he left White Hart Lane. The Spaniard himself was a mite unfortunate to find himself dismissed by incoming Real Madrid president Florentino Perez after he had a decent stint at the Bernabeu, albeit with that humiliating 6-2 defeat at home to arch rivals Barcelona.