Serie A is an intriguing place. The old ideas of Italy as a place where attacking football goes to die is no longer the case. The Italian top flight saw the most goals out of all of Europe's top leagues this year.
Add that to the fact that Juventus are now back at the top table of European football and it would be fair to say that the downward cycle of Italian football is well and truly over. Just don't tell the Milan clubs that.
Inter and AC are now perennial mid-table finishers in Serie A and mediocrity has been the order of the day. Inter have already gone back to a former manager in Roberto Mancini hoping he can bring back some glory and now AC are trying to do the same thing.
Only Carlo Ancelotti wants nothing to do with them. The recently departed Real Madrid boss took the unusual step of publicly rebuffing an offer of a job via Twitter.
Thanks to @acmilan for their support interest. It was hard to say no to such beloved club to me but I need some rest. I wish them the best
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) June 2, 2015
We assume the Milan board had already been told but the thing is, Pippo Inzaghi is already AC's head coach, and he has a contract through to next year. It seems likely that he'll be out the door but things could get very awkward if Milan can't find someone better and they need him to continue next season.