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Gazidis could confirm Pioli as Milan boss in the summer

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Stefano Pioli was only brought in as caretaker boss for Milan but could now be confirmed officially as the head coach in the summer.

Back in October, Stefano Pioli replaced Marco Giampaolo as the Milan manager after the latter saw a below par start to the Rossoneri’s season.

It was Milan’s worst start to a season in over 80 years and the club had no choice but to ultimately sack him.

Despite Pioli coming in on a two-year-agreement, many thought he would only be a caretaker coach and could be replaced by a much more thought out option in the summer.

The recent rumours linking Ralf Rangnick to the club have only further intensified those thoughts.

However, a report by Gazzetta dello Sport (via milannews.it) says CEO Ivan Gazidis holds the current coach in high esteem. 

Pioli has a contract until 2021 but there is a gentleman’s agreement that allows the club and also the manager to free themselves or review the agreement based on the results obtained.

And as per the report, Pioli has brought positive changes on the field, where he has been able to restore a tactical balance to the team. 

There is also an improved mental approach from the players and proper management in the dressing room which the board are happy with.

The club’s Serie A position would be the deciding factor but there is also the advantage that Pioli is cost effective as his 1.5 million euros  per season salary is economical for Milan

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