A.C. Milan, totoallenatore for post-Pioli kicks off
Milan, toto coach
Milan’s season seems compromised already at the end of November, due to a multitude of injuries and a relationship with the senators that seems to be no longer as it once was. Stefano Pioli è again in the fans’ sights, after the defeat to Dortmund. There is also discontent in the club, given the importance of the summer market. The team is performing below expectations and the Parma coach is aware of this: according to Sportmediaset, if a farewell without winning a trophy was already probable in June, now it seems assured. However, in the summer, there could be twists and turns.
The search for a successor to Stefano Pioli, who suffered defeat in 15 matches in 2023, è begun. Among fans, the desire to kick-start a new cycle è palpable and the dream would be to have Antonio Conte, currently unemployed. The former Inter coach, who is back from Tottenham and also sought by Napoli, will return to the bench of an Italian team in June. Conte has not ruled out a return to Juventus, but the eye è also on Roma, which will say goodbye to José Mourinho shortly. Difficult, if not improbable, to see him sit on the Milan bench, both for salary issues and for the type of coach sought by the Rossoneri ownership: Italian, young, on the ramp and affordable. Roberto De Zerbi could be one of the fans’ first choices, but the former Sassuolo coach is moving in other directions, preferring to stay in the Premier and with a 15 million euro release clause from his contract with Brighton. With elimination from European competition almost certain, Pioli’s cycle seems destined to come to an end.
Attention must now shift elsewhere: Thiago Motta, who is currently doing very well with Bologna, è a name of great credibility. In addition, the contribution of Raffaele Palladino should not be forgotten. Palladino, launched at Monza by Berlusconi back in 1984, è stood out for his philosophy of play and his ability to outline a clear identikit for the biancorossi in a short time. Vincenzo Italiano, a finalist in the Italian Cup and Conference League last season with Fiorentina, è another option to consider, as well as Francesco Farioli. Farioli, who has been the talk of the town in Ligue 1, is also making waves with Nice, which is in second place in the standings behind Psg. A pragmatic but also modern coach, Farioli è also the focus of Napoli's interest.