AC Milan have officially announced the appointment of Stefano Pioli as the club’s new head coach.
Marco Giampaolo’s sacking was confirmed on Tuesday after just 111 days in charge – the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history.
Reports then stated that everything has been agreed for Pioli to take charge, and the 53-year-old arrived at Casa Milan this morning to sign the contract.
Now, the club have confirmed his appointment via a statement on their official website.
‘AC Milan announces the appointment with immediate effect of Mr Stefano Pioli as the new coach of the First Team,’ it reads.
‘Born in October 1965 in Parma, Stefano Pioli began his career as a coach in 1999. His first coaching experience in Serie A was at Parma in 2006. He then went on to coach several other Serie A Clubs: Chievo Verona, Palermo, Bologna, Lazio and Inter Milan, before moving to Fiorentina in 2017. Stefano Pioli now joins AC Milan on a two-year agreement.
‘The Club wishes Stefano and his coaching staff all the best in their work.’
Included in that though is a “gentlemen’s agreement” according to which he would leave the club in June if he fails to qualify for European competition.
In addition, there is also a clause that states the 53-year-old would get a €500K bonus if he manages to reach the Champions League.