GdS: The new position for Hakan Calhanoglu under Stefano Pioli

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli will change Hakan Calhanoglu’s position again once he takes charge of AC Milan, according to a report.

All signs point to Pioli taking over from Marco Giampaolo as head coach, with the Rossoneri’s leadership having chosen to sack the current boss after a difficult start to the season.

Pioli is set to sign his contract today, though there are disagreements over whether it will be a one-year or two-year deal.

Fans have not taken to the news well, and it has been so badly received that #PioliOut has even reached the number one trend in Italy on Twitter.

Looking at individual players under the new coach, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via believe that Calhanoglu will not be used as a midfielder any more.

Instead, with Pioli preferring a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formation, the Turkey international is expected to move back out to the left side – a position he was frequently used in under Gennaro Gattuso.

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