AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli has said that he is going to ‘do everything’ to help the club return to the UEFA Champions League.
Seven-time winners of the competition in the past, the Rossoneri have not participated in Europe’s premier club competition since the 2013/14 season, and have only experienced two UEFA Europa League campaigns in the time since.
Despite having been one of the most exhilarating teams to watch in Serie A throughout the current season, Pioli is not getting too overwhelmed with talk of a potential title challenge, instead focusing on establishing his team back at the top table of European football.
Talking to Corriere della Sera, the 55-year-old said: “We’ll work to improve. And, yes, return to the Champions League. The club hasn’t asked for anything, they don’t want to pressure us.”
“Maldini, Massara and Gazidis have put us in ideal working conditions: they’re extraordinary. But we are all aware we must do everything to bring Milan back to where it should be, in the Champions League.
“It’s been missing for too long, that’s our place and we can do it.”
At the current time, Milan are of course one of the favourites to earn that much desired top four place and can be backed at odds of 2/1 with Paddy Power to win the league come the end of the campaign.