Pioli is expected to make way for Ralk Rangnick at the end of the season.
But Calhanoglu says, “Pioli lets me play the way I want to, he talks to me off the field too and helped me a lot.
"I can say that I play for him too, because he is a very, very important person for me and everyone in the team.
“We're really lucky to have a coach like this working with us."
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