Ibrahimovic offers update on Pioli’s future: “We are happy with him”

By Ben Dixon -

Ahead of the upcoming summer, there are several decisions for AC Milan to finalise. The most prominent one is regarding the future of Stefano Pioli, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has offered an update about his future. 

In recent months, the conversation about Pioli and his future has revolved around the same cycle regarding whether he stays or leaves Milan at the end of the current season. The decision seems to murk further as the season continues, with reports suggesting that European success could be a deciding factor.

Since Ibrahimovic arrived at the club, the situation changed somewhat, with reports suggesting that the Swede had been involved in discussions with other managers about potentially taking over the role after Pioli’s departure.

As it stands now, though, the situation is stalemate. There are no pressing reasons to make a decision shortly. As a result, the club will likely postpone a decision until the end of the season – taking into account the Rossoneri’s performance in Europe.

Ibrahimovic spoke to Sky Sports in Jeddah, where he is to watch this weekend’s Formula 1, alongside Gerry Cardinale (however, there could be other motivations for their trip) and offered his thoughts on the current landscape of Pioli’s situation. His comments have been relayed by MilanNews.

On the new role…

“I’m fine. I’m growing up, learning and working. One day at a time, and I always step forward, and it always gets better. But well, I like it, I like this responsibility, and I want to give as much as possible to Milan.”

And now he is in Saudi Arabia…

“It’s good to be here, first time in Arabia. Then I’m a big fan of F1 and Ferrari, it’s no secret. I want to enjoy this moment in Arabia and enjoy F1. I hope Ferrari wins. Then we work with Milan.”

Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. It’s very obvious we need a different style of coach to get the best out of these players. Defensive football is the last thing they’re built for. Someone like De Zerbi or Motta needs to be brought in to see guys like Leao, Pulisic, Theo, etc. really flourish

    1. If anything we need a coach who can give the team solidity, balance and a consistent performance week in /week out.
      Pioli this year has been very attacking , too much in fact , in some games it seemed naive… and the numbers of goals scored has been high . So it’s not the attack that is the problem this season.

      1. Our attackers pulling out moments of magic doesn’t count as credit for him. His refusal to change tactics, and keep us from playing flowing offensive football that this squad is clearly built for is what holds us back. The games against Inter, Udinese, Lecce, Juve, and Monza speak for themselves. Not even mentioning the first 4 games in the ucl, or our collapse against Rennes

        1. And you are definitely not mentioning the games where we beat PSG and Newcastle and Napoli and Roma and Lazio, and first game against Rennes, and dominated Atalanta the last time we played them.

    2. yeah get De Zerbi and play 1 tactic forever and end up losing 4-0 to Roma every season because coach isnt smart enough to adjust

  2. As might as i don’t like pioli, that’s a good statement by management. There needs to be a confidence statement for pioli so he can carry on the job with maximum effort until the end of the season.

  3. Keep Pioli at our peril…. ACM will slowly drift backwards with him at the helm.
    Although, some writers on here will accuse us critics of supporting Inter when we desire nothing but good football and success.

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