Put high press
Pioli’s teams tend to up the pitch to increase the pressure on the defending team to move as many players as possible by vercrowding the opposition’s half.
Pioli usually pushes his entire team high then even more to enhance the pressure whilst out of possession. Pioli’s teams are notorious for pressing on the opponents to win the ball back as high up in the pitch as possible using furious and immense. The pressing also continues in possession.
It also relies on Pioli’s players to create something which need enough creativity and not just stand on the opposition half. This is not accomplishing anything with the possession, very tiring for a defence to be exposed to repeatedly, knocking the ball from side to side.
Develop the youth
Pioli is an excellent manager when it comes to maximising the potential of his squad and developing his young players.
Throughout his years at Fiorentina, Inter and Lazio, Pioli has especially improving his young players and had really good results at man-managing his players. The most obvious is the rise under Pioli’s reign at Viola of Federico Chiesa at Fiorentina on the list.
There was Felipe Anderson, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic, and Keita Baldé At Lazio, plus he helped nurture Giovanni Simeone at Fiorentina.
The 53-year-old coach is also really good at getting the best out of his senior players such as Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia, Jordan Veretout, Cristiano Biraghi, Marco Parolo and Luis Muriel.
Pioli also historically has not taken too long at implementing his ideas and is capable of quickly instilling in a squad a good atmosphere. His biggest accomplishment is finishing seventh in Serie A which hasn’t impressed the past three seasons. He can duplicate that 2015-16 season that gave Lazio the third place, yet one can hope that this criticism motivates and fires on Pioli even more to succeed at Milan.