Milan choose Pioli as the new coach of the team, Giampaolo has already been told by the club that he’s sacked

Stefano Pioli during Fiorentina-Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Stefano Pioli will become the 8th coach of Milan since 2014, as Marco Giampaolo was sacked earlier this morning.

Marco Giampaolo’s time at Milan is over, and only the official announcement is missing. After three months full of miserable performances and no improvement, the club decided to part ways with the former Sampdoria boss.

Luciano Spalletti appeared to be in pole position for the position of Giampaolo, who according to was told by the club earlier this morning that he’s relieved of his duties, but the problems with his contract at Inter are unbridgeable as he wants them to pay him the salaries he’s owed until June 2020, while they’re willing to pay until December.

As a result, Milan have turned their intentions towards Stefano Pioli. According to Gianluca Di Marzio and, everything is now set for Pioli to arrive. There will be a meeting later on Tuesday between the parties to close everything and Pioli will have his first session at Milanello tomorrow.

Marco Giampaolo during Hellas Verona-Milan at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Pioli is a much cheaper option than Spalletti and it remains to be seen how much he will earn and how long his contract will be. In any case, he is set to become the 8th coach since Massimiliano Allegri was sacked in 2014, after Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Siniša Mihajlović, Cristian Brocchi, Vincenzo Montella, Gennaro Gattuso and of course Marco Giampaolo.

Pioli was also wanted by 20th-placed Sampdoria and 19th-placed Genoa but he has chosen Milan. The 53-year-old has no experience in big clubs except for a short spell at Inter from December 2016 to May 2017. Inter had won 12 of the first 16 Serie A matches that Pioli was in charge of, but this was followed by two draws and five losses in their last seven Serie A matches prior to his sacking.

Pioli is expected to favor a 4-3-3 formation. He previously worked with Lucas Biglia at Lazio and La Gazzetta dello Sport expects him to pick the Argentine over Ismaël Bennacer for the regista role.

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With all we been linked to I’d only willingly take Marcelino, Spalletti who they’d tried for and Wenger. I want trying something different not coaches who had already frustrated me before and are not expected to do much differently. Pioli at least had a very bright start at Inter and he’s been praised for his work at Fiorentina and if I can remember well he was not entirely fired because of results, he was the one not happy about some stuff done by the club. And I like how people are completely ignoring the part were he qualified Lazio to… Read more »


It is official now. Let’s what happens from here. I supported Giampaolo appointment and he failed miserably. I don’t believe in Pioli so hopefully he will succeed and prove us wrong.

It’s either UCL or sell the club to a passionate owner that have money to invest in a top coach and quality players.


Look I don’t think Pioli is as bad as people are saying
Here but we are settling for mediocrity
We are Milan … we should want the best, like a conte
Sarri or ancelotti
I think arsene wegner would be good .
It’s a shame & you pay for what you get
as conte is showing at inter .


I would have preferred rudi Garcia


Well it’s official. Pioli is here and there’s nothing we can do but cheer him on. Who knows, although I’m not optimistic maybe he can turn things around. To be honest it can’t get any worse,at least I hope not. I’m no coach, but I think he used to use a 4 2 3 1 formation and if we lined that up with piatek leao paqueta rebic we might actually start to be dangerous. But first thing he must see is that 4 3 3 isn’t working. Calhanoglu and suso are poor and leao and rebic must play. Reports saying… Read more »


Pioli has never lasted more than one season with his best results coming in at 3rd place with lazio. Milan management needs to be sacked next including Maldini, Boban, Massara and Gazidis. This is just another short sighted decision and it will possibly end in failure. If it doesn’t then we are lucky. We are getting too obsessed with finishing 4th instead of building a quality stable team that can compete for the scudetto. Juventus is too obsessed with winning the UCL that’s why they are failing miserably each year to win it. Too much unnecessary pressure on the team.… Read more »


Giampaolo at Milan was a coach without personality, fearful, confused, he forgot to defend his belief, his ideas, I didn’t ever think that he will be worst than morontela ! Giampaolo looked like an overrated coach ! It’s not possible in two games against low teams like Verona and Genoa, with 11 against 10 and in advantage, to allow them to attack you and gain a penalty ( Genoa ) and almost a penalty ( Verona ), to suffer for the victory, to play like shit against Udine with Castillejo second striker, Borini mezzala, Hakan regista, Suso trequartista knowing that… Read more »


Pioli is not a big coach, but comparing to Giampaolo ” the maestro “, he is a huge coach !!!! Pioli is a good coach, he had some good half performances, but he wasn’t able to finish what he started !! He had a third place with Lazio ( with Biglia captain ) and then he lost CL preliminaries against Leverkusen and then he lost his head ! The same at Inter and the same at Fiorentina. He must do something to be more constant ! The only good alternative was Spaletti, but Inter blocked him ! Mourinho, Allegri, Conte… Read more »


Id really love one of you keyboard warriors to actually get up and get a management jobs or a position of such is maldini and boban. This are the people that we need to run the club coz this sort of people made history and they know what it takes to make the club great again. We need new blood in the club and we cant judge someone with just 3months of work. This things take time. Us fans are just cheerleaders and we cant do much but only support. This are the players that we have and in todays… Read more »


Shut up. Fans only cheerleaders? They get paid of us. How do they generate money? Tickets, broadcasting, jerseys. Who pay for those? Fans. Very disturbing way of thinking


Greatest mistake ever was sacking Gattuso, He is not an experienced coach but he is good considering how he had managed the team so far and working with the players for two years has made him matured we only failed to make CL cuz of slide mistakes in two matches.. i would had love the management to keep him and build a strong team around him cuz the team listen to him and the players respect him and follow him.. they give their whole heart for and he manage to bring out the best in some deadwoods like (Bakayoko).. …… Read more »