Tuttosport: Milan have no intention of sacking Pioli – the idea is to maintain continuity

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have no intention of sacking manager Stefano Pioli even if the team miss out on a top four spot, according to a report.

This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive) highlights that Milan will go on with Pioli and confirms what Paolo Maldini often said in the pre-match interviews. The Rossoneri have no intention of changing coaches and, like a year ago, the idea is to give continuity to the technical project.

Pioli has found himself in a difficult position though: the main target for the season must be obtained and in the most difficult match, a situation that was to be avoided in any case. However, the paper writes that he has done an excellent job with this Milan regardless as he has cleared the rubble and built a team that, for long stretches of the season, was at the top of the standings and never dropped below fourth place.

The match against Cagliari has highlighted once again that there is no alternative to playing without Ibrahimovic and that is one of the things that Pioli will have to work on for the future, but the coach is aware of this.


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4 Comments

  1. Jimmy says:

    This Milan is designed to play for Ibrahimovich and they forget he is 40 and will miss half of the season! I have no words…

  2. Zymotix says:

    This milan will be mediocre team ever, and the management has no intention ti invest more money to built this team. Just kind a waste of time and money

  3. Adamo says:

    If by “continuity” you mean “steady decline” by all means keep baldy because that’s about all he’s maintained since December which completely undoes anything credible that was done the year before in 2020, atleast at any other high profile club it does, but then again scudetto aspirations “weren’t our objective” even when we were in 1st. What was wrong with maintaining continuity then? When actually achieving something was possible? Why shouldn’t it then, become the objective? Well when you have a coach with the resume of Pioli you see why, and for those who aren’t familiar I’ll save you the trouble. He’s not a coach that takes risks or has balls when it comes to the most crucial moments of a season, which is why he still never been able to take that next step with any clubs before including the likes of inter, instead he insists on keeping his head up his own @$& which is where he keeps his tactics and plans if he has any. You think when inter brought in Conte last year and they found themselves fighting with juve until the end that he told the media scudetto wasn’t a priority? No because he has a spine and he’s not out to save face for his own job and that’s not the message he’d want to send his players, he’s too much a a man manager who wants and knows how to get the best out of ALL his players right down to Ranocchia (who?). That’s why they never gave up come this season and why I hate to say it are deserved winners, there is no future with a coach who picks and chooses his favourites because he expects players to be versatile and play to his strengths as a coach’s when infact it should be the opposite the players should be played to their strengths. He hasn’t adapted and he’s refused to change tactics and formations significantly over 5 months to avoid defeats or draws where we’ve needed nothing but wins because if he had any ideas we wouldn’t be in the desperate position we are in now relying on the last game of the season. End rant. #pioliout

    1. Adamo says:

      P.s. If you want to test the patience of your fans by letting another 10 years go by without any sort of success because you’d rather be “patient” with the likes of Pioli who’s just riding his Milan high horse for his own mental gain be prepared to lose even more support for a club that has had nothing but cancers run it into the ground.

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