AC Milan are set to head into next season with Stefano Pioli as their head coach, a report claims, just as we revealed last night.
As our colleagues at SempreMilan.it reported yesterday, if Milan were to get top four Pioli would certainly keep his job as head coach. The ownership set the target of qualification for the next Champions League, which is crucial because of the revenues it brings, and he would achieve that.
MilanNews agree that Pioli – barring sensational and unexpected twists – Pioli will remain for two main reasons. The first is that the owner and the management believe in him and the project overall, as the renewal until June 2025 last October shows.
The other reason is the results. Since he arrived, Milan have got second place once, a Scudetto, the semi-finals of the Champions League and a possible third qualification in a row for the top European competition in the current season.
It’s clear that it hasn’t always been all rosy and there are improvements to be made, including from Pioli himself who has shown evolution as a coach, but stability and continuity are the keys necessary for a project that works.