Milan have endured more than a decade of disappointment since Allegri’s victory in 2011, but Italian Pioli has restored the club’s glory days.
Former Serie A players like Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Vincenzo Montella, and Gennaro Gattuso have all tried and failed to bring the former European champions back to life.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a veteran striker, was part of the last Milan team to win Serie A, and at the age of 40, he raised the cup with the club for the second time.
Daniel Maldini follows in the footsteps of his father Paolo Maldini, who won seven league titles with Milan, and grandpa Cesare Maldini, who won four.
However, Pioli left the championship festivities empty-handed after his winner’s medal was stolen.
“They stole my medal during the celebrations: if you can make an appeal, I thank you; it is the only one I have,” he explained.
Fortunately, Serie A heard his request and promised to award him another medal on Monday.
Nerves were bound to play a role in the final game of the season, but Pioli seemed to have done an excellent job as all of the players came onto the pitch eager to give it their all and complete the task at hand.
Milan did not appear to be troubled by the stress and strain of the game, as the players displayed excellent composure and a determination to prove to everyone that they are the best side in Italy.
This will be a stepping stone for this young squad, as they now have valuable experience that will help them construct an even more competitive team for next season!
Ibrahimovic flips dressing room table after victory
Zlatan Ibrahimovic flipped over a table in the AC Milan locker room after delivering an emotional speech after the club won the Serie A title.
Milan defeated Sassuolo in the season finale on Sunday to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2011.
To begin the festivities, the Swedish striker gathered his teammates in the locker room and delivered a speech.
“Guys, stay calm. I’m not about to say goodbye. Guys, from day one when I arrived, then others arrived afterwards, very few believed in us.
“But when we understood that we needed to make sacrifices, suffer, believe and work, when this happened we became a group, and when you’re a group you can achieve the things we’ve achieved.
“Now we’re champions of Italy.
“First of all, I want to thank all the players.
“I’m now talking on behalf of the whole team, we also want to thank Paolo Maldini, Ricky Massara and Ivan Gazidis.
“It hasn’t been easy but we’ve been a real group this season.
“At the beginning of the campaign, no one believed in us, but through these principles we became stronger. I’m very proud of all of you.
“Now, do me a favour: celebrate like champions because it isn’t Milan that belongs to AC Milan.
“Italy belongs to AC Milan!”
And then went on to flip the poor old table!