Stefano Pioli has been announced as Marco Giampaolo’s replacement as AC Milan head coach, as confirmed on the club’s official website.
Giampaolo was dismissed from the club on Tuesday, despite his side beating Genoa 2-1 after Pepe Reina saved Lasse Schone’s 93rd-minute penalty.
There was less than 24 hours between the former man being sacked and Pioli coming in to replace him.
Pioli had been out of a job since leaving Fiorentina in April 2019, as per Transfermarkt, having managed Internazionale for less than a year before taking over at La Viola.
It is also notable that he has never won a single trophy in his managerial career, which began in senior football in 2003.
All of this left many fans fuming at the thought of the 53-year-old becoming their club’s head coach, a sign of how little faith is currently being put into his ability.
The 53-year-old will need to improve results if he is to get himself into the fans’ good books, as Milan currently sit 10th in Serie A with 9 points from 7 games.
Hiring a manager who has never won a trophy does not seem to show the ambition many would argue is needed to get Milan in a better position, while the Inter link definitely doesn’t help Pioli’s cause.
The new head coach could have a very difficult task on his hands from the off, so it will certainly be interesting to see how he gets on.
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