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Who is Stefano Pioli and why he’s a BAD choice for AC Milan

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Stefano Pioli is set to become the new coach of AC Milan but perhaps the Italian is not the best choice for the Rossoneri.

When two people fight (Spalletti and Inter), at times, a third one wins. In this case Stefano Pioli. The ongoing dispute between Luciano Spalletti and his former club has forced AC Milan to make a U-turn and focus on Pioli reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Luciano Spalletti will not be the new coach of AC Milan. Although the 60-year-old had agreed a two-year deal with the Rossoneri he couldn’t terminate his contract with Inter in time and AC Milan can’t wait for much longer.

Spalletti is under contract with the Nerazzurri until 2021 and will earn 9 million for the reamining of his contract. Spalletti asked for a severance payment in order to terminate his contract in advance. Inter offered 2 million while Spalletti wanted 4.5 million. The Milan management wants the new coach to be in charge for the upcoming match against Lecce that’s why they have turned their attention on Stefano Pioli, another former coach of Inter.

Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban are the big sponsors of Pioli. The management duo are confident in his qualities and corporate spirit. AC Milan will offer Pioli a two-year contract until 2021 at 1.5 million euros per season. Although Elliot are not 100% convinced by this choices they have given the green light to Maldini and Boban to close a deal. They are the guarantors of the Parma-born coach. But is Stefano Pioli the right choice for AC Milan?

Perhaps not and he risks becoming “the umpteenth own goal” of AC Milan. Pioli has been coaching for more than 15 years but with modest results. He has been in charge of Parma, Sassuolo, Palermo, Lazio, Bologna, Inter and Fiorentina.

His third-place Serie A finish with Lazio in 2015 is Pioli’s highest note on his curriculum. He lasted just seven months at Inter. With the rest of his clubs he records many mid-table placings and sackings. AC Milan were able to”snatch” Pioli from the competition of Sampdoria and Genoa but perhaps they are signings just a second Giampaolo.

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Source: acmilaninfo.com

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