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Report: Milan to have a meeting with Pioli on Tuesday, the situation with Spalletti still seems too uncertain

Stefano Pioli during Fiorentina-Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 9, 2019. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Stefano Pioli’s candidacy to become the new Milan coach is gaining momentum and he might already sign tomorrow if Spalletti does not sort out his issues.

Marco Giampaolo’s time at Milan is over after seven games and while he’s waiting for the official communication from the Rossoneri that he’s been sacked, the club is working to find his replacement.

Luciano Spalletti is the top choice of the management, but there are big obstacles as he’s still under contract with Inter and he will not sign with Milan until he agrees a severance package with the Nerazzurri.

As a result, the Diavolo are looking around and according to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, the possibilities of seeing Stefano Pioli on the bench of Milan soon are rising. In fact, there will be a meeting in Milano tomorrow between Pioli and the Rossoneri directors to discuss everything.

Di Marzio claims that should Spalletti’s situation still be blocked by tomorrow night, then Pioli could sign a contract with Milan already on Wednesday evening. Former Marseille coach Rudi Garcia and former Valencia coach Marcelino have also been linked with Milan, but an Italian coach could be preferred. Therefore, Pioli, who last coach Fiorentina, is the first candidate, if Spalletti doesn’t come.

In the last decade, Pioli has coached Chievo, Palermo, Bologna, Lazio, Inter and the Viola. With the exception of Chievo, he did not see out his contract with any of those clubs, always getting sacked.

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