AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been given the full backing of the club, even should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The 55-year-old is seen to be doing an optimum job and will at the very least see out his contract – that ends in 2022 – even if they miss out on the top four, something that seemed very unlikely even three weeks ago.
However, following a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo and a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Lazio, the Rossoneri find themselves in fifth place, joint on 66 points with both Juventus and Napoli.
According to Tuttosport, Milan’s failure to land a spot in next season’s top club competition won’t spell the end for Pioli.
His side play relegation-threatened Benevento next, followed by a monster clash with Juventus on May 5 in what could ultimately decide the fate of both teams.