CorSera: Milan set to compete with European giants for Thiago Motta

By Ben Dixon -

With Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan future under speculation, it is expected that names will be linked to the post, should the club decide to move forward without Pioli.

Ahead of this season, many expected Milan to be in the race for the Scudetto. Alongside this, a journey in the Champions League similar to the 2022-23 season, would have been appreciated. However, with a nine-point lead required to catch Inter and a miracle needed to progress in the Champions League, it is understandable why Pioli is facing questions. 

Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes that Milan – alongside Barcelona, PSG, and some unnamed Premier League clubs – will try to tempt the former Inter and PSG midfielder to spearhead their club. 

Motta’s Bologna has been one of the standout clubs in Serie A this season, and after their 2-0 victory against Torino this weekend, they currently sit fifth in the league. They are only four points behind the Rossoneri. 

Their brand of football is attractive and has only been on the rise in recent months. Hence, the interest from big clubs to attempt to land the 41-year-old. 

The Diavolo’s links to Motta are only strengthened by Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoining the club. Reports have already suggested that Ibra may have a say in Milan’s next coach, given his advisor role, and given the pair played together at PSG for four years, there is a relationship there and admiration for each other. 

Furthermore, the report states that the manager has not made any movement to sign a new contract with the Rossoblu. Given his contract expires in June 2024, this only adds fuel to the rumours and makes a potential move away from his current club more feasible.

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  1. Motta, Palladino…. There’s less pressure at clubs like Bologna, Monza. Milan is a pressure cooker and neither coach is guaranteed to translate their success onto a bigger stage. I fear the Giampaolo effect. He too was a prodigy at Sampdoria, but then came to Milan and we all know what happened next…

        1. Nagelsmann is on a 1-year contract, Tuchel will get sacked soon, the other 2 are out of our range.
          -Hansi Flick
          -Sebastian hoeneb
          We can look at any of them. Especially the Stuttgart manager, his football will do wonders in the Serie A.

          1. Serie A is a huge learning curve for foreign coaches. The pressure to perform at Milan is immediate. I don’t know if we have time to wait for foreign coaches to adapt… on top of having to develop players.

          2. Tuchel is contracted till 2025, i don’t think they are planning to part ways with him.

            Yes Nagelsmann has one year contract with German national team, but depending on their Euro 2024 run, he might choose to renew.

            Low is a national team coach, don’t think he is suitable for club manager!

            So that leaves us with Roger Schmidt of Benfica, as the most realistic option. Even if Klopp, Nagelsmann, Rose or Tuchel were available they wouldn’t contact them.

    1. Motta is used to pressure, but yeah its a gamble. But its always a gamble.
      Example Sarri with Lazio. After last season you’d expect they be flying this season. They are not flying.

    2. Giampaolo has always been a mediocre coach, and he is suited for midtable relegation fighting clubs. It was a blunder to hire him at first place.

    3. True, but sometimes you have to take the risks. Guardiola, Zidane didn’t have any experience before their huge success and Pioli was a failure before coming to us.
      There is never any guarantee with any coach.

  2. “Their brand of football is attractive and has only been on the rise in recent months. Hence, the interest from big clubs to attempt to land the 41-year-old. ”

    I don’t think CorSera has watched Bologna play. They probably only watched the table and concluded that they play nice football to get there. But it’s been anything but “attractive”. Its a compact, solid defensive team that Motta has with good ball retention /possession (I said as much before we played them earlier this season, can go have a look). There’s less risky plays and it’s very prgamatic. They’re actually closer to Juve style than say Napoli’s. Even if you do look at the table they’re the lowest scoring team in the top 8 or 9. But defensively good.
    The interest from big clubs is obvious….taking a team with smaller resources to that high up the table is quite an achievement

  3. Conte is the next step for Milan if we want to be title contenders. I don’t like Conte but there’s no top coach available and Milan need a coach who can instill some mental toughness in the team.

    Cardinale is a fan of Conte and if we sign Conte then Milan will have to invest more to make the squad competitive with Inter.

    1. Not a Conte fan but the man is a proven winner in serie A. Europe is a different story. We would need a well rounded coach because Europe is vital to our project.

      Theon are question marks about Palladino, Motta, DeZerbi. As single competition coach, even Pioli can hold his own.

      1. The last Milan-Tottenham made me a bit skeptical of Conte. That aside, he is pretty much a 3-5-2, 3-4-3 coach, that is gonna require a lot of investment in the summer and pretty much a yet another complete upheaval of the squad. Financially I don’t think we’re ready for it, and even stability wise, I don’t know if this is ideal.
        What I do like about him though is that he is a winner.

    2. Conte is a scum bag who’s left every job in a worse place than he found it. His success at Juve is tied directly to years of cheating (facts) and the financial crisis all other Italian teams found themselves in the 2010s. I hope conte never wears red let alone be allowed to pollute the air of Milano with his arrogant a$$

  4. Milan should let Pioli go, he’s just a middle class coach, he’s not a coach for teams like Milan, with him we can’t compete with teams like us, he made Milan so common, we give out three points so easy when we playing other big teams, they no longer fear Milan, enough is enough please.

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