Sky: Pioli sits atop the pile with Ancelotti among best Milan managers in key metric

By Oliver Fisher -

It doesn’t really get mentioned enough what a fantastic job Stefano Pioli has done since taking over a psychologically damaged Milan back in 2019.

When he took over after Marco Giampaolo’s disastrous 111-day tenure the team were fighting for a spot in the top half of the table, but Pioli has transformed the team into one that has instead been battling for the Scudetto all season.

As Sky reports (via MilanNews), Pioli’s experience at Milan to date can only be considered absolutely positive, and the numbers prove this perception right. In the last 25 years, Pioli (together with Carlo Ancelotti) is the head coach with the highest average points per game with 1.97.

Pioli and Ancelotti therefore share first place, and immediately after them is Max Allegri with 1.92 PPG, followed by Leonardo with 1.84 and Gattuso with 1.81. After Rino we find Alberto Zaccheroni with 1.79 points per game, then Fabio Capello at 1.74, and Vincenzo Montella at 1.60.

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