AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has found himself under immense pressure at times this season, but the Italian coach could be close to having his stay at the club extended beyond the end of this campaign.
Milan endured a terrible spell in the lead-up to Christmas and it led to very serious suggestions that Pioli will be sacked, but as Tuttosport (via Pianeta Milan) have reported, there are hints that Pioli will get more than just this season to get Milan back on top.
Milan’s form in 2024 has been very good, having won every game other than the late draw at home to Bologna. Pioli is out of contract in June 2025 and it has seemed like a convenience for both parties if he were to walk away at the end of this season.
With the upturn in form, there is certainly no suggestion that he will be sacked before the season ends.
There have been public declarations from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paolo Scaroni and Giorgio Furlani in recent weeks for Pioli. Also, prominent players like Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez have all done the same.
Pioli genuinely seems to have the backing of those at the club, both in the playing squad and higher up. If results continue in this manner, there seems little chance that Milan change coach for the 2024/25 season.