Stefano Pioli Sacked as AC Milan Head Coach

By Xorkpe Sosu 2 Min Read

Stefano Pioli has been sacked as head coach of AC Milan, two years after leading them to the Serie A title, the Italian giants announced on Friday.

The Italian giant’s said in a statement on their website on Friday that “AC Milan and Stefano Pioli announce that the Mister will be departing after the end of the current season, after having been in charge of the First Team since October 2019.”

“AC Milan extends heartfelt thanks to Stefano Pioli and his entire staff for leading the First Team over the past five years, securing an unforgettable League title and re-establishing AC Milan’s consistent presence in the top European competition.”

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The Milan board paid a warm tribute to the 58-year-old Italian Pioli in their farewell statement.

“Stefano’s professionalism and human touch have significantly contributed to the growth of the squad, embodying the Club’s core values from day one.”

“Stefano Pioli expresses his gratitude to AC Milan for the opportunity to be part of the history of this glorious Club. He is deeply thankful to the ownership, management, team, staff, and everyone at Milanello and Casa Milan for their support and outstanding commitment.”

” He also extends a special thanks to the many fans who have passionately supported AC Milan over the years, demonstrating unwavering dedication.”

Pioli was celebrated as a hero in 2022 for delivering AC Milan’s first league title since 2011. He also led them to the Champions League semi-finals last season, their best performance in the tournament since the 2006-2007 campaign, where they were ultimately defeated by Inter.

However, an early exit from the Champions League this season and failing to challenge Inter for the title have raised concerns.

Reports in the Italian media suggest that Paulo Fonseca, the Portuguese coach who has managed French club Lille for the past two seasons, is expected to take over.

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