There is no end to the suffering. Never. This is the sad parable of Milan, who are about to announce Stefano Pioli as their new head coach.
After giving up on Luciano Spalletti, who did not find the right agreement with Inter to end his contract with the Nerazzurri club, Milan were catapulted into their decision on Pioli.
#PIOLIOUT: MILAN ALSO LOSES THE FANS
What is striking is the absolute firmness of the Rossoneri fans in not wanting Stefano Pioli. On Twitter, and not only there, the #PioliOut hashtag is going crazy.
Nobody wants Pioli then, except for the Rossoneri leadership, which once again risks making the umpteenth wrong choice. All this in front of a crowd that now appears totally in revolt.
This is especially after having been teased by the idea of having someone like Luciano Spalletti on the bench, who in the last ten years – when he coached the big teams – has always qualified for the Champions League, except once with Roma.
‘INTER IS MY FAITH’
The new Rossoneri coach is yet another Inter fan, as admitted on several occasions by Stefano Pioli himself, and as Marco Giampaolo was.
This is a love that could come into conflict with the Rossoneri support and adds fuel to the burning question, why appoint Pioli?
A NON-WINNING MENTALITY
After Giampaolo, yet another coach is arriving without a winning mentality: Pioli, at the moment, has roughly a 36% win rate from about 630 matches – far too low for someone tasked with relaunching Milan.
THE KING OF SACKINGS, ONLY WANTED BY THE BOTTOM CLUBS
Another unsatisfying aspect of Pioli is the fact that he has been sacked basically everywhere he has been, including Bologna, Lazio and Inter.
His last job at Fiorentina is an exception, but he only avoided being sacked because he resigned just before.
Going back to the actuality, then, it is right to highlight how Pioli, before approaching Milan, was wanted by Genoa and Sampdoria: respectively 19th and 20th in Serie A.
His faith (Inter), his history and his sackings: certainly the worst business card for the post-Giampaolo era.