- Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives full backing to current AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli
- The Italian club have been linked with a move to appoint Antonio Conte
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The former Tottenham manager has been out of work since losing his job at Spurs, and reportedly held talks with the Italian club last month.
However, the Swedish superstar has now thrown his full backing behind the current boss in a short and direct response over his future.
Ibrahimovic confirmed the support behind Pioli by stating: 'He is our coach and we are happy with him'.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that AC Milan remain happy with the current boss Stefano Pioli
Pioli has come under pressure this season after Milan fell away in the Serie A title race
The club have been linked with a move for former Inter manager Antonio Conte for next season
The club also crashed out of the Champions League, after finishing third in the so-called 'Group of Death', behind PSG and Borussia Dortmund, and exited the Copa Italia at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Atalanta.
There is said to be a belief that the club has failed to progress following their Scudetto win in 2022 and the march the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
Pioli's side have faced defensive issues this season, leaking 25 goals, giving them only the joint-eighth-best record at the back in Serie A.
Milan has suffered from defensive troubles this season and are out of the Champions League
Despite those issues, and the pressure on Pioli, the club are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run and their remains hope that they could still figure in this season's title race.
Milan are just the latest club to linked with a move for Conte, after reports he has also held talks about becoming Napoli's next manager.
His record in Serie A makes the former Chelsea boss an attractive target, and Milan would have no issues over the fact that he is a former manager of rivals Inter - where he won the title in 2021.
Conte wouldn't be the first boss to manager both Milan clubs, with Pioli himself a former Inter manager, while legendary Giovanni Trapattoni also spent time in both dugouts.
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