AC Milan will make evaluations on the future of Stefano Pioli at the end of the season and Champions League qualification will be key, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com write how Pioli made history with the Milan by winning Scudetto number 19 last season when many did not expect the Rossoneri to be crowned champions, and there has also been progress in the Champions League too having reached the knockout stages this time around.
However, the Scudetto defence has not gone to plan at all as Milan currently find themselves 18 points behind the runaway leaders Napoli and are also outside the top four at present, albeit just three points off Inter in second.
The source adds that Pioli’s future at Milan may depend on what happens between now and the end of the season, including whether qualification for the next Champions League is achieved or not.
Not getting in the top four would be a big backwards step in the project and would see the club miss out on tens of millions in revenue too.