AC Milan regain his place as the top in the table in 1995/96 season under Fabio Capello, signing George Weah and Roberto Baggio for the attack. Surprise George Weah the top scorer for the Milanese club. 1996/97 season A.C. Milan fell into pieces once Fabio Capello left his job to join Real Madrid, with Giorgio Morini as manager, due to a 2-1 defeat to Rosenborg at home in the Champions League, the Morini was fired, and former championship winning coach Arrigo Sacchi managed to save the reigning champions' contract in Serie A by just six points. The miserable season also prompted captain Franco Baresi to end his active career, with Milan retiring the #6 shirt in his honour.
Fabio Capello returned as coach, following the dismal second half of the 1996–97 league campaign, but failed to turn the corner, he was sacked at the end of the season, with Milan finishing a mere 10th in the league.