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Tuesday August 4 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Milan

It was another season of chaos at Milan, writes Vijay Rahaman, with coaches, players, systems and directors coming and going, but might’ve finally settled on some consistency.

Milan’s long road to normality

Milan entered the 2019-2020 season with one objective and one objective only, to return to the Champions League. Following the failure to do so by just a solitary point last campaign, they sacked Gennaro Gattuso and brought in Marco Giampaolo. Another revolution.

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Sunday August 2 2020
Pioli: 'Now build on this Milan'

Stefano Pioli wants Milan to ‘start the next season with this mentality, hunger and belief’ because sixth place will no longer be acceptable.

The Rossoneri did better than any other Serie A side since the restart, amassing nine wins and three draws, which proved enough to earn him the job for next season too.

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Friday July 31 2020
Pioli: 'Sad the season is over'

Coach Sefano Pioli has encouraged Milan to ‘do even better’ in 2020-21 and admits it’s ‘sad the season is over’ ahead of their last game against Cagliari.

The 54-year-old replaced Marco Giampaolo in October and was confirmed to continue next season after having lifter the Rossoneri to sixth in Serie A.

Pioli’s men are currently on an unbeaten run of 11 games in the League and the coach hopes the positive trend will continue next year.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Calhanoglu: 'I have a lot of confidence'

Hakan Calhanoglu has ‘a lot of confidence’ but revealed he needed time to settle at Milan, hailed coach Stefano Pioli, hopes Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays and said he ‘really likes playing’ with Gigio Donnarumma.

The winger has stepped up in 2019-20 and contributed nine goals and nine assists in 34 League games and helping Milan to sixth in Serie A.

And after three months inactive, Calhanoglu has pointed out that the training programme during the lockdown helped the Rossoneri, who are unbeaten since the resumption.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Report: Zlatan decides to stay

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, decided to remain at Milan and will discuss terms in the next days.

The newspaper reveals the former Sweden international has been convinced to remain at San Siro and continue working for coach Stefano Pioli.

The 38-year-old has had a massive impact on the squad since his arrival in January and has helped the Rossoneri to sixth in Serie A this season.

The report claims Zlatan and Milan will sit down to discuss the contract in the next days, but there’s no date yet.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Pioli: 'Not just Zlatan'

Coach Stefano Pioli said Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ‘important’ to help Milan turn their season around but stressed there have been several factors ‘allowing us to deliver excellent performances’.

The Swede, who turns 39 in October, was on target against Sampdoria yesterday, when his brace helped the Rossoneri secure a 4-1 win at the Marassi.

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Wednesday July 29 2020
Ibrahimovic: 'I'm like Benjamin Button!'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joked he doesn’t age after a brace in Milan’s 4-1 win away to Sampdoria. ‘I am like Benjamin Button! People tell me I’m old, but I’m just getting warmed up.’

The Swede turns 39 in October, but is considering a new extended contract at San Siro after arriving in January.

“People tell me I’m old and tired, but I’m just getting warmed up,” he laughed on Milan TV.

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Wednesday July 29 2020
Report: Maldini to meet with Pioli

Technical director Paolo Maldini has reportedly scheduled a meeting with Milan coach Stefano Pioli immediately after the current campaign in order to map out the upcoming season.

Both director Maldini and coach Pioli have gone through difficult months of uncertainty at the Rossoneri but seem set to continue together after the dramatic change of plans at Milanello this month.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Maldini will sit down with confirmed coach Pioli after a positive second half of the season.

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Tuesday July 28 2020
Pioli wants more of the same in 2020-21

Milan coach Stefano Pioli aims to ‘continue the results we have achieved since January’ in 2020-21 and asks for the ‘right determination and concentration’ to finish off a positive second half of the championship.

The Rossoneri prepare to face Sampdoria at the Marassi tomorrow and Pioli is wary of Claudio Ranieri’s men, ‘playing with ease’ after having secured a new contract in Serie A.

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Tuesday July 28 2020
Pioli praises Ibra and Kjaer

Milan coach Stefano Pioli has praised January signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Simon Kjaer ahead of the match against Sampdoria tomorrow.

The Rossoneri have climbed to sixth in Serie A, four points behind Roma at fifth, much thanks to the additions made in January.

Pioli underlined how important Ibrahimovic has been in recent months, both on and off the pitch.

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