It has been quite a journey so far for head coach Stefano Pioli, who has managed to win over the hearts of the vast majority of Milan fans.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) reports, the numbers are on his side. Between the league and cup competitions, Pioli has managed to rack up 20 games in a row without defeat, something that only six other coaches in the history of the club have managed to do, the others being Fabio Capello, Arrigo Sacchi, Nereo Rocco, Lajos Czeizler and Nils Liedholm.
The paper notes though that behind such a stat is the fact that Pioli has created a remarkable team from a mentality point of view – one that goes into every game thinking they can win.
He has also helped a number of talented players grow like Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Hakan Calhanoglu, without forgetting the recovery of players like Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer.
In short, the paper notes how Pioli has turned from ‘The Normaliser into a Special One’ and is now a perfect coach for the Rossoneri as the author of a masterful resurgence.