CM: Pressure mounts as Pioli must engineer turnaround – two names emerge as possible replacements

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli must transform the fortunes of his team during the final five games or his job is at risk, a report claims.

As Calciomercato.com writes, in the final nine days of last season Stefano Pioli won over the entire Rossoneri management and a got a well-deserved renewal, putting to bed the rumours that Ralf Rangnick was set to arrive as part of an umpteenth revolution.

Now though, Pioli has five games to make sure that Milan do not miss out on the target of top four, and also to guarantee himself at least another season on the bench. The fate of the team will depend on the choices of Pioli and the responses of the most representative players of the squad.

Massimiliano Allegri was the last manager to guide Milan to a top four finish back in the 2012-13 season and some indiscretions name him as a possible candidate in the event that Pioli is sacked, while the report mentioned that Ivan Juric of Hellas Verona is also an idea.

The Rossoneri owners have never questioned their coach until the last few few weeks, but a possible fifth-place finish would put everything into question. In 2021 Milan’s average points dropped from 2.26 to 1.60, the defeats at San Siro increased (5) and the last debacle at the Olimpico against Lazio left its mark.


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Tags AC Milan Ivan Juric Max Allegri Stefano Pioli

8 Comments

  1. Abanjo2003 says:

    Get Erik Ten Haag from Ajax or Allegri. Not fvcking Juric

  2. Cesar says:

    AC.Milan, unfortunately for us fans, will not qualify for the Champions League, the reason is clear. For the last 3 months, I warned the management that Pioli should be replaced as a coach due to bad games and inability to raise the team physically and mentally. Last year, the team reacted better to the impact of the crown pandemic than the other teams in Serie A. That was clear and visible. But as all teams rose to the desired level of AC by December. Milan was no longer able to match other teams, especially Inter, Atalanta, Juventus, Lazio, Napoli. Pioli is not responsible for the excellent release of Milan in 2020, but the Corona virus. This is what must be done first is to fire Pioli and bring in a new coach preferably a German expert.

    1. Jj says:

      Yes because of the long winning history of German coaches in Serie A (sarc)

  3. Jj says:

    Trying to figure out when ppl or journalists would realize that if Milan win 4 out of the last 5 games then they WILL qualify for UCL regardless of what happens elsewhere. That’s because of direct head to head

  4. Greg says:

    Please no Italian or Serie A managers, they’ve never been worse & they dont suit Milan’s recruitment which I think has been good.
    Wasn’t one of the rumours last year that Ragnick only wanted to coach? That’d be perfect, or like Abanjo2003 said – Ten Haag

  5. Fegzy says:

    I think spalletti is better

  6. Benji says:

    50 procent Piolis foult 50 procent elliot.

    Milan f_kked up in januari transfer window by not buying a real striker. This cost milan 1,2,3 and 4position this year.

    Milan will not go to CL and Elliot is to blame for not delivering a real striker to replace ibra.

  7. siva says:

    As,im Ac fan since 1990..wt i feel iz d able to bring bk coaches lik allegri,cesare prandelli,marizio sarri to Ac…y nt?

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