The search for a new manager has already begun, unofficially anyway, and two names are at the forefront: Antonio Conte and Thiago Motta. As per a report, AC Milan are divided over which one they should choose.
Stefano Pioli’s tenure at Milan is coming to an end, following what has been another disappointing season so far. The Coppa Italia exit was not pretty, with questionable tactical choices, and clinching the Europa League remains very unlikely.
As reported by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Pioli’s departure at the end of the season is more and more likely. Milan have two names for the post-Pioli era, namely Conte and Motta, with the latter being the favourite as things stand.
The Bologna manager has impressed a lot this season and his contract will expire in the summer. He has done a tremendous job with the Rossoblu’s talents and his playing style would suit Milan. Having said that, Milan are also considering hiring Conte.
The experienced manager would completely change Milan’s project, wanting ready players and demanding a high salary on top of that. This is why Motta is the favourite for now, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s vouch for the former Spurs manager should not be underestimated.