Pioli attracted by idea of a long-term spell with Milan: “We have the same ambitions”

By Oliver Fisher -

Head coach Stefano Pioli has revealed that he does not see an expiration date in sight for the relationship he has with AC Milan.

Pioli seems to have put everyone in agreement that he is the right man to take the club forward, from the fans to the management to the ownership, who all appreciate him from all points of view. The fact remains that the coach has a contract that will run out next June, the same as Franck Kessie whom there seems to be much more urgency to talk with.

However, the club actually have the option to unilaterally extend his deal by a year until 2023, which is seen as a sufficient guarantee for now, at least according to what La Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported.

Pioli did his press conference live at Milanello on the eve of tomorrow night’s Champions League match against the LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews and translated below, and he was asked about whether he could stay at the club for a long time.

“In my head, the relationship I have created with the club, with my players and with the Milan environment does not expire,” he said.

“We have the same ambitions, the same desire to get the most out of every match. Now, however, let’s think about tomorrow’s match which is very important and must be faced with energy and enthusiasm, knowing that a very high level match will be needed.”

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