media26 November 2021

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: STEFANO PIOLI

AC Milan and their head coach to continue their journey together

AC Milan is delighted to announce that Stefano Pioli has signed a new deal with the club lasting until 30 June 2023, with an option for a one-year extension.

The Rossoneri's head coach has been the architect of a brilliant project on the pitch and has contributed greatly to the Club's return to the Champions League. Stefano has coached AC Milan in 106 matches with a record of 59 wins, 27 draws and 20 defeats, for a points-per-game average in Serie A of 2.05.

AC Milan's CEO Ivan Gazidis declared: "I am happy to be continuing down this path at our Club alongside Stefano. Here at AC Milan, not only the results that we achieve are important, but also the way in which we achieve them. Stefano exemplifies the exciting, innovative approach to modern football that we want and he embodies the style and values of this Club, in the way in which he represents us publicly and for the attention he pays to everyone here. I am proud that Stefano Pioli is our coach and I’m excited to face the future together."

Paolo Maldini, Technical Area Director of AC Milan, added: "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; 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."

Finally, the thoughts of Stefano Pioli himself following the signing: "I want to thank the Club for having given 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. 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."

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