Mediaset: Pioli’s position not 100% safe – Shevchenko, Sarri and Fonseca among the candidates

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli’s fate at AC Milan is still not certain and a number of different candidates to replace him have emerged, according to a report.

There is a lot at stake in the final four games of the season as Milan are playing for a place in the top four which could vastly change their plans for the upcoming summer, but SportMediaset (via MilanLive) report that Pioli would be at risk if the team did drop into the Europa League especially after a difficult 2021.

The report then takes a look at coaches currently on the market. After Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Roma, the fate of Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Luciano Spalletti remains to be defined. As for Milan, Sarri is one of the more interesting names and he wants an ambitious project to marry. If he does not return to England with Arsenal or Tottenham, the Milan hypothesis would remain open.

The name of Paulo Fonseca is also one that cannot be excluded. Despite an unsuccessful season at Roma he could be a valid replacement for Pioli in case of non-qualification for the Champions League.

Lastly, SportMediaset linked the former Rossoneri striker Andriy Shevchenko as a possible candidate for the bench. The club icon has proved to be an excellent coach at the helm of the Ukrainian national team, and his return is ‘the most evocative idea’.


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Tags AC Milan Andriy Shevchenko Luciano Spalletti Maurizio Sarri Max Allegri Paulo Fonseca Stefano Pioli

6 Comments

  1. Cătălin Popa says:

    Sheva all the way! After Euro.

  2. abanjo2003 says:

    Sheva please. Not Sarri. Neither Fonesca

  3. Dimitris says:

    Pioli must leave yesterday, finding a coach that will come to the right bases in the group. 10 years only failures are many, unfortunately …

  4. aevarez says:

    Pioli has done a good job and I would be very happy with him to continue. Sarri and Fonseca no thanks, Sheva is the romantic option given all his story with AC Milan but I don’t see the need to press the restart button once again. AC Milan needs stability

  5. Agustinar says:

    Pioli Out. Get Allegri

  6. Ludwing says:

    Pienso que Max Allegri es la opción más adecuada: Tiene una gran trayectoria, títulos y una historia exitosa con el Milan. Si el Milan quiere llegar a los grandes torneos, Allegri es el hombre

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