There are still a lot of matches left until the end of the season, but there continues to be a lot of speculation regarding who will be AC Milan’s head coach in the event Stefano Pioli leaves.
This morning’s edition of La Repubblica (seen below) reports that Pioli seems to be destined to say goodbye at the end of the season after what will be nearly half a decade at the helm of Milan.
Antonio Conte is the management’s first target to take over and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leading the charge to try and get him. The Swede is trying to give the decisive acceleration to convince the ex-Inter boss to accept Milan’s proposal.
The Senior Advisor of RedBird and AC Milan has a very close relationship with Conte, who is seen as the ideal coach to return to winning ways, while the Italian is very excited by the idea of being able to win the Scudetto with the three biggest Italian clubs.
There are ‘very advanced contacts between the parties’ as per the paper, even if it remains a very complicated operation for various reasons.
Firstly, other clubs such as Napoli and Juventus could make their move. Secondly, Conte wants around €6m net per season from his next club. Thirdly, he is always very demanding when it comes to transfers.
He is therefore unlikely accept the sale of one of the club’s top players such as Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez or Rafael Leao. As the Sandro Tonali case demonstrated last summer, for RedBird every man has a price and player trading is key.