Official: AC Milan confirm head coach Pioli has signed new deal as Rangnick deal collapses

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have confirmed that head coach Stefano Pioli has signed a new two-year deal with the Rossoneri until 2022.

The news was confirmed on the club’s official website after reports had broken out during the first half of Milan’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo stating that Ralf Rangnick would not be joining.

CEO Ivan Gazidis commented: “I am delighted with this agreement. Stefano has shown he can deliver the vision of football we have for our club – exciting, progressive and passionate.

“This is not a decision based on recent victories, but one based on how Stefano has built team spirit and unity of purpose, the way he has improved the performances of the individual players and the collective team.

“The way he [Pioli] has embraced our vision and the way he has represented himself and the club’s values.”

Kicker were the first to claim that after the streak of success in recent weeks, Stefano Pioli will continue as the head coach of the Rossoneri into next season and will in fact extent his contract.

As a result, Ralf Rangnick – currently employed as a football strategist at Red Bull – will not move to the 18-time Italian champions.

Milan have won seven out of their last nine games in Serie A including wins over Roma, Lazio and Juventus, something which has guaranteed a place in next season’s Europa League.

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