CM: Pioli feels weakened due to lack of protection from Milan’s owners – his mission is clear

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli fears the impact that the various rumours in the press regarding an imminent revolution at Milan will have on the squad.

That is according to Calciomercato.com, who note that Milan have made their decision and that there will be another overhaul once the current season ends. German coach Ralf Rangnick is the man chosen by CEO Ivan Gazidis and Elliott Management Corporation to revive a fallen giant, but it is not an easy situation for Pioli.

The 54-year-old is seeing his mandate coming to an end without strong protection from the club’s ownership, and as a result for former Lazio and Inter boss is afraid of the team’s reaction to all the speculation circulating about his future.

On the one hand there is the certainty of having established an excellent relationship with a large part of the squad, on the other there is the awareness that his position in the dressing room may have been weakened.

Pioli’s mission is to finish the season in the best possible way, by achieving qualification for the Europa League and winning the Coppa Italia. It will require an extra effort from the players both physically and mentally, but captain Alessio Romagnoli and his team-mates are behind their current manager.

At Milanello the intensity of training has never been lacking, now answers are needed on the pitch without the push of a leader like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Closing the season with a flourish will help not only Milan, but also Pioli in terms of getting his next job. The hypothesis of a return to Fiorentina is mentioned in the report, as is the Torino job.


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