Stefano Pioli

AC Milan have confirmed manager Stefano Pioli has signed a new contract with the club until June 2023, with the option of a further one year.

Pioli, 56, put pen-to-paper on the deal at AC Milan’s Casa Milan, the headquarters of the Serie A giants.

The Rossoneri head coach will continue with his current project and look to take his side back to the summit of Italian football, having already helped them to return to Champions League.

Milan defeated Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, securing a 1-0 victory in the Spanish capital with Junior Messias netting three minutes from time to hand his side the win, and a chance of qualifying for the last-16 of Europe’s elite competition.

‘I want to thank the Club for giving me the chance to coach a competitive team and one that is replete with great values, which must never go missing and which make AC Milan special’, he told Milan’s official website.

‘I’m proud of the work we’ve done until now, with the good relationship I have with the management, with the growth of my players and with the passion displayed by everyone working at this incredible Club.

‘Our fans are extraordinary and I hope to return their affection by making AC Milan more and more competitive.’

Pioli has taken charge of 106 matches, and clocked up 59 wins, 27 draws and suffered 20 defeats, with a points-per-game average in Serie A of 2.05.

Former AC Milan legend Paulo Maldini, who is now technical director at the club, was also delighted following the announcement.

‘Stefano is – due to his professional competence and for his temperament and personality – our ideal head coach. He has completely bought into the values and strategy of our club,’ he said.

‘His leadership has created a cohesive atmosphere for big ambition. The aim is to continue the journey we’ve begun and attain better and better results.’


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