Four years ago to the day, AC Milan hired Stefano Pioli as their new head coach after parting ways with Marco Giampaolo. It has been a successful journey for the club under the management of ‘The Normal One’.
That nickname was coined even before Pioli joined the Rossoneri, but was brought to life when he signed for the club. Now, however, he has become ‘The transformist’ according to today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews).
During his time at Milan, in fact, Pioli has shown that he’s capable of switching formations. Just this season, he has used a 4-3-3, a 3-4-3, a 4-2-3-1 and most recently a 4-2-4 towards the end of the game against Genoa.
We haven’t even mentioned the 3-5-2 that was used at the start of the year to regain defensive stability. In short, Pioli has been bold enough to experiment with the team and change the formation based on the opponents. That’s why, as the newspaper states, he is now ‘The transformist’.