In the last few weeks, Stefano Pioli has made some questionable decisions and has been heavily criticised for them by the AC Milan fans. However, as Franco Ordine argues, this alone is not enough to sack the manager.
The switch to a 4-4-2 formation against Udinese was a disaster, followed up by Yunus Musah at right-back in the collapse against Lecce. The Milan fans, as well as the media, have not been impressed by Pioli’s decision-making as of late.
Present on the show Pressing, as cited by MilanNews, the well-known journalist Franco Ordine shared his thoughts on Pioli’s situation. While the decisions have indeed been strange, Milan need a perfect plan to sack the manager.
“The idea of putting the two centre-forwards against Udinese, or putting Musah at right-back instead of Florenzi: I don’t recognize Pioli in certain decisions. Is it worth sacking him? It depends on who would arrive.
“If you have the chance to get Conte, for example, someone who can fix things for you in a month, then that’s one thing. Changing just for the sake of it, however, would be a mistake,” he stated.
Milan have made it clear many times that they have faith in Pioli. However, the feeling is that an exit from the Champions League could result in an exit. If not, it’s because the Rossoneri don’t want to jeopardise the top-four race by bringing in a new manager mid-season. The latter, however, is also a fine balance.