CM: Recovering players and maintaining respect – Pioli’s three missions before the season ends

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has three missions that he wishes to achieve before the end of the season, a report claims.

Pioli’s position is the subject of a lot of speculation in the media, with numerous outlets firm in their belief that Ralf Rangnick will take over as manager ahead of next season.

Before that though, Pioli has three things he wishes to try and solve, and Calciomercato.com have outlined them.

The first one is to overcome that absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who will miss a few games due to a calf problem. It is possible that he moves Rafael Leao to the centre-forward position, while among the ideas under consideration also a possible change of formation to a 4-3-3. It will be up to the technician to find the right formula from a tactical point of view.

The second thing Pioli will have to do is to help the young players who are struggling to express their potential in their recovery. The market is approaching, and the likes of Leao and Paqueta must show their worth, as well as even younger players like Matteo Gabbia and Daniel Maldini.

Finally, Pioli will have to keep the team’s attention and respect towards him, despite his increasingly probable farewell at the end of the season. Despite the Rangnick rumours, the ex-Lazio and Fiorentina boss will still be in charge until the end of the season. The change of technical guide must not be a burden, and it must not be an excuse for any poor results.

Tags AC Milan Rafael Leao Stefano Pioli Zlatan Ibrahimovic