GdS: Pioli, Maldini and the transfer market all at risk without Champions League qualification

By Euan Burns -

Serious questions will have to be asked about Stefano Pioli, Paolo Maldini and the ability to make a big signing in the summer if AC Milan do not make it into the Champions League next season, a report claims. 

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Milan News), the Rossoneri could be in serious trouble if they do not make it into the top four.

The revenue that comes with Champions League qualification is worlds apart from the Europa League, so if Milan do not qualify, the owners could start to ask questions about Pioli’s leadership and Maldini’s position as sporting director.

The other casualty of failure to qualify could be the plan to make a major signing in the summer to improve the squad. The owners may not part with a large transfer fee if they do not have the reassurance of Champions League money to come.

Tags AC Milan Champions League Paolo Maldini Stefano Pioli


  1. Unfortunately I may need to agree with the notion of, if we don’t qualify for UCL (unable to finish top 4) this season would be a major failure and all 3 would need to go. Causes of this failure would be pointed toward Massara and Maldinis complete mismanagement of summer signings and Piolis inability to effectively integrate the new players into the team. As much as I respect all 3 of them, if Milan fail to qualify it means they all had some responsibility in not achieving any of their objectives for this year. With that, it should be expected they are asked to leave and replaced. I really hope this isn’t the case, that we can finish this season top 4 and progress in the UCL and we have a fresh start in the summer with more money to spend and smarter spending.

    1. No man. Maldini and Massara did good job.
      Remember that we got new owners last summer and our directors contract didn’t get renew til 1 july and got a small budget.

      The players we got are good. Not Dest but the others. The problem is pioli who did the same mistake that Mancini made with the national team.

      He had his favorite players and starting eleven. So even when they play bad, They still get playing time and that makes it difficult for new players to get playing time.

      1. Yes Pioli is number one to blame, Maldini second. He could leave from De Ketelaere last summer and bring someone like Enzo. Milan didn’t had 10 Million for Argentinian because they spent everything on Belgian so they took on loan Vranckx.

  2. In your opinion, all failure just on coach ? Just because thiaw play good on one match versus spurs and you say all new signing are good? Dest disaster,CDK unproven yet,Adili cannot adapted with double pivot , so you suggest we change formation to give adili chance to play ? Is he superstar that whole squad must change formation ? Pobega,aster,origi disaster too. If maldini not insist to pursuit renato sanchez then we can already buy enzo 18m euro

  3. Milan needs to get a new keeper as soon as practically possible. Tata is a complete disgrace and embarrassment to the team and fans. I have a lot to contradicts on Pioli but will stop here bcuz of time. However he really needs to work extra harder. Winning the league last season doesn’t meant Milan should be drag disgracefully on the table like we are presently. We are one of Europe’s best teams and need to maintain our history and integrity. Sometimes I cry seeing a great team struggling. I will forever be a Milan fan no matter what. But u leaders need to work more pls…

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