Originally Posted by wazu
This is really making me nervous. This firing is out of order. Pioli should have gone first. There's no logical reason to do the other way around.
Agreed. If both were going we would have heard about it like we did with the Browns. The only two explanations are that either Pioli has been retained (which either means he had already signed that extension back in the day or has just been given an extension, because there is no way you retain him with one year left on his deal and expect him to hire anyone else) or that Clark is still mulling it over but saw no reason to drag out Romeo's fate much longer because he was gone either way.
There's a lot of smoke around Pioli being retained, so I'm guessing that's what we will hear today. Which means with a new coaching hire, barring another 4-12 or worse season, we have at least two more years of Pioli...