TMW: Pioli to sign one-year deal – the intentions of the club’s leadership

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli will only sign a one-year contract with AC Milan, according to a report, despite speculation suggesting it would be two.

The Rossoneri have made the decision to sack head coach Marco Giampaolo after just seven games, as our correspondent Vito Angele told us yesterday.

Luciano Spalletti appeared to be the frontrunner to replace him, with a three-year deal reportedly even agreed, but resolving his contract with Inter is too big of an obstacle.

As a result, Milan have opted to turn to former Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter boss Stefano Pioli – with the coach set to sign his contract today.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported it would be a two-year deal, but according to TMW it will in fact one-year with option for the second. 

He is a choice made by the club’s leaders to “normalise” an environment shaken by a complicated start to the season, similar to that of a caretaker manager, the report concludes.

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