Pioli Officially Out as Milan Coach After Five-Year Run

As expected, Milan officialized that Stefano Pioli would leave the club following the season finale against Salernitana. The team and the boss have agreed to a consensual termination of his contract a year before its 2025 expiration date. He’ll be available on the market right away, Calciomercato informed.

The manager was still owed €4M. He has recorded 132 wins, 55 draws, and 52 losses in 239 matches so far. His tenure was highlighted by the 2021/2022 Scudetto, his first trophy on the bench. They finished sixth, second on three occasions, and fourth in his other campaigns at the helm.

Despite other recent candidacies, Milan have zeroed in on Paulo Fonseca to succeed Pioli. They’ll proceed with the formalities after their last game. The former Roma skipper should get a two-year contract with an option and €3M wages.

The outbound coach has been linked to Napoli and Bologna, although he’s not the frontrunner for either job, Fenerbahce, and also Atalanta, should Gian Piero Gasperini take over the Partenopei, Mediaset informed.

Our Take on Pioli and Milan

It was time for a change, although their rumored next hire doesn’t seem like a clear upgrade on paper, but the overall assessment of his spell is more positive than negative despite a sour ending. If anything, he was a little unlucky as he ran into really dominant teams in most of his years at the helm. Their Scudetto was a proper feat as they weren’t the favorites.

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