GdS: Pioli’s fate at Milan is far from sealed – his chances of staying continue to increase

By Oliver Fisher -

The future of AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has not been decided yet despite all the various speculation in the media, a report claims.

There have been numerous reports from a number of different outlets suggesting that the 54-year-old is almost certain to leave the club this summer, with Ralf Rangnick lined up as the next boss.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) are reporting on Monday that despite a position in the table which is not ideal and the shadow of Rangnick, the future of Pioli has not yet been decided.

On the contrary, the ex-Lazio manager could absolutely remains, a concept that comes directly from Casa Milan and that they are filtering more and more forcefully, particularly CEO Ivan Gazidis.

The reasons are manifold. First of all for what he has done on the field, where he is recognised for an important job that has brought back logic and tactical balance. The team’s self-esteem has also increased, as seen in the matches against Inter and Juventus despite the bitter result, Pioli is also seen as having excellent ability to manage the locker room.

In strictly terms of results, then 2020 speaks for itself: the average points went from the initial 1.2 of the first part of the season to the current 1.7. Meanwhile, winning percentage rose from 35% to 50%.

It should also be considered that Pioli costs €1.5million per season, and this too could be an element in his favour given UEFA’s taxes.

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