AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has revealed why he chooses not to speak to his team about their performance directly after games, and outlined his footballing philosophy.
Pioli racked up 100 games as Milan boss during the recent victory against Bologna at the Stadio Renato dall’Ara and he has guided the Rossoneri to nine wins out of their first ten league games to begin the season, having amassed eight wins and two draws in the first ten games of last season too.
The ex-Lazio and Fiorentina boss has drawn some intrigue for his style of man management and choosing to let the leaders of the dressing room speak move. He gave an interview to DAZN two days before the trip to face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico and he spoke about a number of different topics from his coaching background to his current methods, including why he chooses not to say too much after games.
“One of the most important things is what to say before and after the matches. Now I don’t say anything after the matches, since Ibrahimovic has been around I have been in the locker room even less (smiles). After the matches there may be little clarity, I prefer to speak the next day,” he said (via MilanNews).
“In the defensive phase we work less and less in the department, we want to bring numerical parity in the area of the ball. In the setting phase, the fundamental thing is the unmarking, you have to move and cover the spaces. The more you move, the more you put in the opponent in difficulties. In modern football the intelligence of the players on the pitch is fundamental.”