Sky: Maldini and Massara’s clear stance on Pioli’s position amid speculation he is under pressure

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are unlikely to sack Stefano Pioli regardless of whether the team achieve a top four finish, according to a report.

SportMediaset (via MilanLive) reported earlier today that Pioli would be at risk if the team did drop into the Europa League especially after a difficult 2021. The likes of Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Luciano Spalletti are all available and Sarri is one of the more interesting names for the Rossoneri. They added that the name of Paulo Fonseca is also one that cannot be excluded, while Andriy Shevchenko as a possible candidate too.

According to what Peppe Di Stefano has told Sky Italia (via MilanNews), Pioli’s future is not linked to the Champions League. It is true that Milan have targets and not reaching the Champions League would be a great disappointment, but sacking Pioli is not seen as an option given his work over the past 18 months.

He has raised the value of the Milan squad and restored credibility to the Rossoneri after some negative years, and Di Stefano adds that directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara want to start again next season with Pioli, barring sensational surprises.


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3 Comments

  1. Cesar says:

    Pioli did not achieve anything for AC.Milan. The players were just lucky because they adapted better to the corona virus than other teams in Serie A. That’s it. Pioli has to leave AC Milan. He is a bad coach and Milan needs authority, for players you have to have a serious and solid coach, I think that MilAan will soon choose the right replacement for Pioli. Thank God he’s leaving Milan.

    1. Juro says:

      I agree with most of your statement. Pioli should be given credit for the job he has done to date. But his inability to adjust tactics during games will ultimately prevent us from becoming an elite team. We need a more modern coach and should look to Germany. I don’t want to see the same names – Sarri, Fonseca, Spalletti, etc… they are NOT the answer. Bring in new blood like a German coach – who is innovative – and not the same old rotation of been there done that Italian coaches… unless we can get Conte of course.

  2. Milanisti indonesia says:

    Wtf are management thinking, now i support ragnick over pioli, no more old school coach except you can bring don carlo back

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