MN: Pioli ‘delegitimated of his task’ and ‘forcedly removed by a crew that he had conquered’

By Oliver Fisher -

The fate of head coach Stefano Pioli is already sealed: he will leave AC Milan at the end of the season but not before.

That is according to MilanNews, who describe Pioli’s situation as that of ‘a captain with a marked destiny who leads a crew in the storm’.

The former Lazio and Inter boss is currently in a surreal and complicated situation. He is at the helm of a team that has struggled to find certainties on the field and that, at the moment, has seen the management above crumble given the likely farewell of Boban and Maldini. 

The choosing of Pioli in October after Giampaolo’s sacking came from the two directors destined to leave and who, with their forced farewell, will also mark his departure from Milan. 

When Pioli decided to take the Milan job he knew it would not be an easy one given the impatience of the fanbase and the failures both recently and over the past few years. The recent dispute between Boban and Gazidis is the definitive flaw that risks erasing the very few certainties that he had established.

The report continues with a powerful paragraph: “Pioli’s fate is already sealed: he will leave Milan for Ralf Rangnick, the German coach chosen by Gazidis. 

“Delegitimated of his task, forcedly removed by a crew that he had conquered with sweat and merit, the Emilian technician is called to an arduous task: to guide the Rossoneri ship towards the unexpected shores of European qualification, although knowing that he will not be able to enjoy any results earned. Certainly a surreal and complicated situation.”

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