Milan and Stefano Pioli in Advanced Talks on Extension

Stefano Pioli and Milan are nearing an agreement on the new contract. Both sides hinted at it in recent remarks. There is little doubt that the coach will continue to guide the Rossoneri past the current season despite his expiring deal. The parties are currently ironing out the final details, Corriere della Sera reports.

The manager will ink a two-year extension and will be tied to Milan until 2024. His salary will increase from €2.5M to €3.5M, with some bonuses potentially pushing it to €4M. Pioli has won over ownership, the front office, and the fans with his polite manners and the outstanding results, the newspaper points out. “There is perfect synergy with the club, and we share the same ambitions and motivations,” he stated yesterday.

After a challenging first few months, the Rossoneri have hit their stride with the current gaffer at the helm. They qualified for the Champions League after a seven-year absence. Milan got off to a record start in the 2021-2022 season, collecting 10 wins and 2 draws in the first 12 rounds. They have outdone what Carlo Ancelotti, Fabio Capello, and Nils Liedholm had achieved in the early going in their title-winning campaigns.

The Rossoneri are currently top of the table on a par with Napoli. They are gunning for their 19th Scudetto, which would end a ten-year drought. Pioli took over Milan in October 2019 after the early axing of Marco Giampaolo. He has recorded 60 wins, 25 draws and 19 losses in 104 games.