CorSport: Pioli given 12 games to avoid his probable sacking as Milan head coach

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli has 12 games to potentially save his job as head coach of AC Milan as the rumours persist surrounding Ralf Rangnick, a report claims.

There have been a marked improvement in performances under Pioli since his arrival in October, when he took over from Marco Giampaolo who lasted just seven games in charge.

Nonetheless, the general consensus is that Pioli was only brought in to stabilise between then and the end of the current season, and that is what he has done to a large extent.

According to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), there are 1,080 minutes available to change the current course of events for the former Fiorentina and Lazio boss. Ralf Rangnick remains favoured, but a strong end to the season with surprising data and numbers could still change every scenario.

To date Pioli is in limbo: the club appreciate the excellent work done so far, but at the same time Elliott did not like the three negative results that destabilised the Diavolo’s season. That is the humiliating 5-0 defeat to Atalanta, defeat in the derby despite being 2-0 up and finally the last game against Genoa.

Ivan Gazidis – reveals the newspaper – has long tried to give him almost unconditional trust, but the results have inevitably put everything into question. Now only a stellar end to the season, perhaps including winning the Coppa Italia, can save his job.

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