Pioli: ‘Discussions about my future have been ongoing for months’


Stefano Pioli reflected on Milan’s 3-1 loss to Torino and admitted that he hasn’t spoken to any other teams about potential roles out of respect for the Rossoneri. Pioli is widely expected to depart Milan when the season ends, but speaking with Sky Sport Italia, he admitted that his focus is solely on the job in hand:

“The result is too harsh. We conceded four shots and they scored three goals. We were inattentive on two crosses, and they punished us. Usually, against Torino, there are many duels, and they have always won in those situations. This year, we have been the best of the ordinary because another team did something extraordinary. It’s not about starters and reserves; Torino had something extra.”

Pioli then discussed his feelings as the season nears its end: “This will be the last game of the championship, and then we’ll see. Discussions about my future have been ongoing for months, and I must say the team has been really good about it. It’s not easy to follow a coach under such circumstances. I haven’t faced difficulties because the group has been cohesive, and we’ve had a good season. The regret remains our exit from the Champions League and the defeat against Roma. In Serie A, we have matched everyone except Inter.”

Concluding his remarks, Pioli touched on the challenges faced and his uncertain future: “Despite our defensive difficulties, tonight’s match was emblematic of the season. I hold no grudges; I acknowledge that we’ve faced a tough situation and still managed a good campaign. I have no appointments with the club, and I don’t know what will happen this week or when. I haven’t talked to any other team because I have too much respect for Milan and what we’ve achieved over these years. After five wonderful and intense years, I am not thinking about anything else.”


Serie A obsessive.