Pioli could make shocking resignation after Juventus match

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli could resign after the Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus reports Tuttosport.

Zvonimir Boban and AC Milan have practically parted ways and his formal farewell is now a matter of days. The clash with Ivan Gazidis is profound and will lead to an early divorce. In addition to Zvone, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are also destined to leave the club. The differences with Gazidis are obvious making it impossible to continue the working relationship. Gazidis is already moving to complete the staff and is preparing for the arrival of Ralf Rangnick.

For the squad and Stefano Pioli, the tensions within the management could represent a negative factor. The nearly toxic situation risks affecting a group that has already faced many difficulties throughout the season and doesn’t need any more distractions.

Tomorrow, AC Milan play the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Juventus in Torino. The first match ended in a 1-1 draw with the Rossoneri outplaying their opponents but the many absences for tomorrow put Milan at a disadvantage. Theo Hernandez, Samu Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are suspended for this match.

However, it could be Pioli to make the situation worse. According to Tuttosport, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli may resign after the match against Juventus. Pioli has always been supported by Boban, Maldini and Massara and now that he finds himself with a destiny already marked. With 13 matches remaining until the end of the season Pioli may decide to step aside feeling the lack of confidence from Gazidis in his work.

Nevertheless, acmilaninfo.com reports that the most likely option for Pioli is to remain on the Milan. For personal pride and also to continue working with a group of players who have full faith in their coach. A new change of coach risks jeopardizing an already difficult season but one that can still end with qualification in the Europa League.

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