AC Milan (the Club) announces the completion of an agreement with Stefano Pioli for a two-year deal extension of his contract as Head Coach that will now expire on June 2022.
Stefano stepped up to become Head Coach of AC Milan in October 2019, initially on a deal to the end of the season, and brilliantly managed both the pandemic outbreak lockdown and the re-start of the current season, with a very consistent, positive impact to the whole team.
"I am delighted with this agreement" - said the Club's CEO Ivan Gazidis - "Stefano has shown he can deliver the vision of football we have for our club - exciting, progressive and passionate. This is not a decision based on recent victories, but one based on how Stefano has built team spirit and unity of purpose, the way he has improved the performances of the individual players and the collective team, the way he has embraced our vision and the way he has represented himself and the club's values."
Stefano Pioli said: "I am happy and proud of the trust I have received from AC Milan. I want to thank everyone, including our fans, who we are really missing at the stadium, but are always close and supportive. As I have said many times, our future is today: we must be focused and determined, be united and play as one. We are at the begining of an extraordinary path. If we keep working this way, we will grow and be more and more competitive".
"Stefano stepped up to become Head Coach at a very difficult time"- said the Technical Area Director Paolo Maldini - "We have always said it would take some time to see the results of his job and we have seen the evidence that quality and professionalism always pay off. Stefano is the right man to lead the team that we want: successful, young and hungry."