Pioli calm about renewals and his own Milan future as he declares desire to ‘overtake Allegri’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has revealed that he is calm about his future and also serene about the players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

The hysteria in the media regarding the future of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu continues to rage on as both players are into the final 90 days of their deal with nothing to suggest that the renewal of either is imminent.

Pioli spoke to the reporters that gathered in the press room at Milanello about the situation surrounding the renewals of the aforementioned duo. His comments were transcribed by MilanNews.

“I see them calm and concentrated, it is normal that you have to wait for the final result when there are negotiations, but here we only think about the match of tomorrow. All the players are focused on our goal,” he said.

As of today, Pioli has now passed Gennaro Gattuso as the manager to have had the longest tenure as Milan boss (548 days) since Max Allegri’s departure.

This morning, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the Rossoneri management have no plans to sack Pioli even if a return to the Champions League is not secured, and the former Lazio and Inter boss seems to have no plans to leave any time soon.

“I’d like to overtake Allegri too. I’m happy here with Milan, with the club and ownership. We are working well to bring Milan back to normal, to the European competition that matters. Here I feel good and I can make an impact in improving the club and the players.”


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