AC Milan have officially announced that Stefano Pioli was appointed as the club’s new head coach.
On Tuesday after just 111 days in charge Marco Giampaolo’s sacking was confirmed – the shortest reign of any manager in the history of AC Milan.
Pioli signed the contract at Casa Milan on October 10, 2019. Everything has been agreed for the 53-year-old coach to take charge – Reports then stated. Now, the club have confirmed via a statement on their official website about his appointment. Now the former Lazio and Fiorentina boss has a two-year agreement with AC Milan. The Club wishes all the best for Stefano and his coaching staff in their work.
Stefano Pioli was born in October 1965 in Parma, in 1999 he began his career as a coach. in Serie A his first coaching experience was at Parma in 2006. Then he went on to coach several other Serie A Clubs such as Inter Milan, Palermo, Chievo Verona, Lazio, and Bologna, and in 2017 he moved to Fiorentina.
Earlier on Wednesday a report from il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) claimed that Stefano Pioli has signed a two-year deal with Milan. There is also a clause that states if the 53-year-old manages to reach the Champions League, he would get a €500K bonus in addition. Though is a “gentlemen’s agreement” included in that according to which if he fails to qualify for European competition he would leave the club in June.
Though he hasn’t impressed during the past three seasons, with his biggest accomplishment is finishing seventh in Serie A. But he can gave Lazio the third place when duplicate that 2015-16 season with it. Yet one can hope that this criticism fires on and accelerates Pioli even more to succeed at Milan.
After all, Milan are going into this international break with only four points from the fourth place.