GdS: Pioli’s Milan future remains in the balance – the conditions for him to stay

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli could stay on as head coach of AC Milan into next season, a report claims, but his future is currently in the balance.

There continues to be a lot of speculation regarding the managerial position, with a number of outlets speculating that CEO Ivan Gazidis wants Ralf Rangnick to join the Rossoneri as head coach and sporting director.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday (via MilanLive) takes a look at the positives of Pioli’s tenure so far, such as developing a clear playing style and helping players such as Ante Rebic, Samu Castillejo and Ismael Bennacer to recover their form.

He has a salary of €1.5million per season, clearly under the salary cap that Milan intends to impose, and is unlikely to make big requests of the club on the market to come.

However, Lucas Paquetà and Rafael Leao have remained on the margins of his project, and there have been bad results in important games which have hindered the club’s recovering.

Without qualifying for European competition in 2020-21 Pioli will not remain, but with a specific plan he could be the one to take away the trouble, the report concludes.

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