CorSport: The current favourite to replace Pioli in the event he is sacked

By Euan Burns -

The most likely replacement for Stefano Pioli at AC Milan in the event of a sacking is Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, a report claims. 

As claimed by Corriere dello Sport (via Milan News), Lopetegui is in the shadows and waiting for the job at Milan to become available.

Pioli is entering what could be a fatal five days as Milan coach with the Europa League quarter-final second leg against AS Roma, and then the Derby della Madonnina where a win for Inter would result in the league title being clinched in their favour.

If Milan get knocked out of the Europa League at the Stadio Olimpico and then standby as Inter beat them to win the Serie A title, it is hard to envisage a road back for Pioli.

The report claims that Geoffrey Moncada has met with Lopetegui twice already, with a two-year contract in the offing if Milan choose to move on from Pioli before the end of his contract.

Lopetegui has coached Real Madrid, Sevilla, Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Spanish national team in recent years and would represent a safe pair of hands if an available coach is needed quickly.

Pioli could only have two games to secure a longer future with the club.

Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli


  1. This is the most milan thing ever . Trying to chase a scudetto with an irrelevant manager that has 0 to no tactics what so ever with little expiernce and no quality signings

    1. who would be your first choice? and let’s be real, Alonso is staying then moving to Madrid. Klopp is not coming. who else? Keep in mind, most of these elite coaches earn as mas as Leao. We have great history but let’s be real, our finances dont allow Elite coach salary. As with everything, it has to be a good with potential to be Elite.

      1. Motta reminds me of Arteta a lot. Except Arteta went from assist coach to head coach of a trop team and was unproven. Motta has that same elite pedigree while playing and has done a lot with a team that wasn’t expected to do much besides stay in the league.

        You act like little experience out weighs good behaviors. I’d rather have little experience and good behaviors than a lot of experience and poor behaviors. I’d put Pioli in that second group.

        That’s always how I’ve conducted my personal hiring practices at every level. Always seems to provide good results.

    2. Little experience he coached RM and Spain. Regardless of results he’s got experience, not sure what point you’re trying to make with that categorically false statement…

    1. I think Alonso would want to stick to his project with Bayer Leverkusen for a while.
      If they manage not to sell many important players during the summer, they might do well in the UCL next season and he might want to see that till the end.

  2. Milan hierarchy are terrible in understanding italian football. It’s simple. Ef you want balance then Morrata or Sarri. If you want possession and attacking football then klopp

    1. guys please. Klopp is an Elite coach earning Elite money.
      we are
      1. Not elite club (currently, our history says otherwise ) but be honest, in today’s world we are a good club, not elite
      2. NOT paying elite coach money.
      Stop with the klopp/guardiola suggestions. be honst with yourself

  3. We should keep Pioli, milan scudetto coach. No one is better than milan scudetto coach Pioli, maybe Ancelotti or Allegri who have been winning scudetto with Milan.

  4. O Milan precisa de um coach como Thiago Motta ou Zerbi. Para implementar um futebol de transição rápida.

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