MN: From hashtags to declarations – Allegri, Pioli and the ‘last dance’

By Ben Dixon -

For Massimiliano Allegri and Stefano Pioli, their futures are unofficially the same. Neither the AC Milan nor the Juventus coach have been officially removed from their post, but the event is inevitable, making this weekend’s clash against Juventus a ‘last dance’. 

Whilst nothing has been confirmed by their respective clubs, both managers’ fates have been written and their successors are being scoped more as the days pass. However, unlike the Old Lady, Milan are not reportedly close to a manager, whereas their opponents this weekend are in advanced talks with Thiago Motta.

As Milan News writes, this season, Allegri has been hounded out of his post as manager, with #AllegriOut trending on several occasions after frustrating games. For Pioli, though, this has been a commodity since 2019.

The comparisons between them this season do not stop there, though. Both teams have suffered, failing to succeed in the aims set out at the start of the season, and although both coaches had been told their future would be decided at the end of the season, both seemingly know their fate with four games left to play.

Therefore, this weekend’s clash is a final showdown between the two as Juventus and AC Milan’s managers, even if that isn’t official yet.

Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli


  1. Napoli secured Conte..Juve secured Motta…and Milan management still sleeping at the wheel..
    the amout of opportunities passed because they fail to be decisive.

  2. A poster the other day made the point that Milan deserve a coach with the X Factor of Sacchi, Ancellotti and, erm, Capello.

    He said that the likes of Zaccheroni, Allegri and Pioli just never had it even though they won Scudetti.

    Whilst I disagree Capello had the same X factor, I admire the poster’s honesty.

    I like he didn’t use made up stats to justify a fairly subjective view.

    And subjectivity is of course part of being a fan.

    I don’t like Adli. Others do. That’s fine.

    And I can certainly see how Allegri and Pioli didn’t exactly set the world on fire.

    I would however caution allowing nostalgia impact one’s ability to support the current side and manager.

    This is the problem Man Utd have had since Ferguson, and it’s largely the problem Milan have had since 2007 legendary players retired.

    The key to Ferguson’s Man Utd, and Sacchi and Ancelotti’s Milan, was the stability at these clubs that allowed nobody managers and players to become legends.

    Legends don’t just happen overnight. It takes years.

  3. Maldini was right this coach is no good but has taken this management a whole year to figure that out and in the process have lost the title and the European cup.

    Scaroni, there is no bitterness here as Maldini is all smiles for what he achieved throughout his career and it is a shame you were never a football player.

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