AC Milan To Part Company With Stefano Pioli At End Of Season

AC Milan will part company with manager Stefano Pioli after Saturday's Serie A fixture against Salernitana.

May 24, 2024 - 17:40
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AC Milan To Part Company With Stefano Pioli At End Of Season

The 58-year-old has been in charge of Milan for almost five years, joining in October 2019.

Pioli had one more year on his contract but Milan have decided to move in a different direction following an underwhelming season.

AC Milan will finish second in Serie A this season and are 19 points behind leaders Inter Milan going into the final matchday.

Pioli guided Milan back into the Champions League after a seven-year absence by finishing second in his first full season in charge.

The former Inter Milan and Lazio boss went a step further in the 2021/2022 season when he guided AC Milan to their first Serie A title in eleven years.

A club statement read: "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 Milan's consistent presence in the top European competition.

"Stefano's professionalism and human touch have significantly contributed to the growth of the squad, embodying the club's core values from day one. 

"Pioli expresses his gratitude to 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 Milan over the years, demonstrating unwavering dedication."