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Official – Pioli signs new Milan deal

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AC Milan has confirmed that Stefano Pioli has signed a new contract with the club keeping him at the club until at least 2022.

 As recently as only a few weeks ago, Ralf Rangnick was apparently leaving Red Bull Football to take a position at AC Milan.

It was understood that former RB Leipzig manager had an agreement in place with the Rossoneri. However, given the fact that Pioli has taken the club from three points above the relegation zone to pushing for a place in next year’s Europa League the board has had a change of heart.

According to the club’s official website, CEO Ivan Gazidis explained the club’s decision.

Gazidis said:

“I am delighted with this agreement.”  

“Stefano has shown he can deliver the vision of football we have for our club exciting, progressive and passionate.”

“This is not a decision based on recent victories, but one based on how Stefano has built team spirit and unity of purpose.”

“The way he has embraced our vision and the way he has represented himself and the club’s values.”

Pioli himself added:

“I am happy and proud of the trust I have received from AC Milan.”

“I want to thank everyone, including our fans, who we are really missing at the stadium, but are always close and supportive.”