CM: Serie A stay or a challenge in Turkey – what next for Pioli after Milan?

By Oliver Fisher -

After four and a half years the paths of AC Milan and Stefano Pioli will separate, because tomorrow night’s game against Salernitana will be his last in charge.

According to, the parties have decided by mutual agreement to end the relationship at the end of the season and Milan are now likely to hire Paulo Fonseca as his replacement on a three-year deal worth €3m net per season.

Indeed tomorrow’s game against Salernitana will give the chance for Pioli to say farewell to the Milan fans and vice versa, while waiting for a new project to take over. It seems as though he might have no shortage of interest.

Aurelio De Laurentiis’ Napoli are thinking about Pioli as a potential replacement for Calzona and he is the favourite in a list which also includes Gian Piero Gasperini, Vincenzo Italiano and Antonio Conte.

Some foreign options could also open up for Stefano Pioli, with Fenerbahçe waiting for developments on the coach’s future , a challenge outside Italy that he could seriously consider if concrete proposals were to come forward.

In the background Bologna will lose Thiago Motta: Pioli knows the Rossoblù environment where he coached from October 2011 to January 2014, but the idea of ​​a return does not warm the club who would like to focus on Vincenzo Italiano.

Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli


  1. Pioli seems like the perfect fit for Napoli. Not sure why he’d want to go to Turkey. ADL is basically all about “Keep quiet and work with what you’ve got”. Pioli is experienced in that.

  2. Pioli is not a bad coach, but his formula at Milan just finished. He can’t stimulate the team anymore, and his ideas are all easy to read by opponents (losing 5 times in a row with Inter is wild), but maybe in new environment for 1-2 seasons he will do nice things.

    Aside from that, the only thing I really can’t stand about Pioli are his post-match interviews, it’s like either he is living in a parallel universe in his mind, or he has enormous ego. Losing to Inter for X-th time and saying things like “but we had good ball posession” is mental.

    1. The one who’s mental here is you. You want Pioli to say the team played badly like a complete amateur in a post-match interview instead of say the team still did something right despite they lost in order to boost the team morale for the next match.

      I’m just glad clueless people like you never coach Milan because it will be a big disaster ever in Milan history.

      1. Mama Mia! I agree with ForzaMilan. The players take cues from the coach, so it’s rare that teams at this level get everything wrong. In art school they taught us to pick out two things you like about a peers artwork and one thing to work on. It keeps morale up.

  3. You chase Allegri and his enjoying himself with JUVENTUS,let him go now whether God will not boost wherever he his. You deprived him a lot of requirement, still a SEMI FINALIST WITH ONLY CDK. YOU RUBBISH MALDINI AND OTHERS. A COACH IS SOMEONE TO BE HIRED AND LATER BE FIRED, so BROTHER fonseca paulo be expecting to be fired also. Poor management with covetousness

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