Stefano Pioli is fighting an uphill battle, trying to reach a top-four finish before the end of the season. For the manager, the next three months will be crucial for his own future, with AC Milan having high demands.
As reported by today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it), although the contract expires in the summer of 2021, Pioli knows what has to be done in order to stay at the club for next season.
Qualifying for the Europa League – either through the league or the Coppa Italia – might not be enough for the manager, who only with fourth place would be fully confirmed for next season.
The leadership of the Rossoneri are satisfied with the manager’s work, although the turning point came in January. After hitting the bottom in the last game of 2019, against Atalanta, Milan have reversed the course.
Pioli has given the team a precise identity, but the definitive leap in quality hasn’t yet materialized, as evidenced by the drop in the derby. The rumours linking Milan to several managers continue, but the former Fiorentina boss still has chances.