The Rationale Behind The Of Choice Paulo Fonseca To Replace Pioli At Milan

Written By Onyeka Daniel

There were several meetings at Casa Milan, the headquarters of Italian giants, AC Milan that could determine the future of the club, from the choice of a new manager to the possible targets to consider for the attack to replace Olivier Giroud.

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According to reports, Milan have today informed Stefano Pioli that he will be sacked and his final game will be against Salernitana on Saturday, according to a report from Calciomercato. Apparently, this was after agent Valerio Giuffrida visited the club HQ this morning.


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It does at least mean that the fans and players can give him a proper goodbye at San Siro in the last match of the campaign, having already secured second place. Pioli is under contract until June 2025, so there are still some details to be worked out if he wishes to find another job this summer, or Milan must continue paying his salary.

Consequently, Paulo Fonseca has verbally agreed the terms of a contract with Milan and is now reportedly a step away from taking over from Pioli. According to the same source, Fonseca has given his green light to a three-year contract with Milan worth around €3m net per season.

And according to reports, he is now just a step away from becoming the next head coach of the club. According to a separate report SportMediaset, Milan want to avoid another protest after the one that ended up halting the talks with Julen Lopetegui and they believe that Fonseca is the right man.

They will have to move as quickly as possible, also in order take into account the wishes of the new coach when it comes to the transfer market. The intention is to sign a central defender, central midfielder and a striker at least, which the new manager will have a big say in.

A list of players has been evaluated, and it will then be necessary to move on to the operational phase by starting to close some agreements. The report adds an interesting note: what is certain is that the Fonseca choice is also motivated by his absolute willingness to accept the club’s decisions.

The decisions which, when it comes to exits, may not be easy to take. The squad will not be uprooted – even if there will be more than one exit – but sizeable offers will also be taken into consideration for the big names, Theo Hernandez first and foremost, Mike Maginan and possibly Ismael Bennacer.


According to a report from Italy, there was a meeting between the management of the Rossoneri and three Stuttgart directors, and various names were discussed. The report has it that in addition to Serhou Guirassy, who scored 30 goals in 30 games this season and who has been liked by the Rossoneri for some time.

The two managements also spoke about other players who are part of the squad that finished in second in the Bundesliga. The meeting between the parties lasted just over an hour and ended around 12:15pm CEST.

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Also present among the Milan delegation was the technical director Geoffrey Moncada. In the next summer mercato Milan have some priorities to address, namely signing a top centre-forward, a central defender and a physical midfielder to place in front of the defence.

With the agent of Benjamin Sesko stating that it would be difficult for Serie A clubs to afford the RB Leipzig striker, perhaps the club has moved on to other targets. Their list also include Joshua Zirkzee and Viktor Gyokeres.

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