ANSA: Gazidis has held ‘exploratory contacts’ with Rangnick but no offer has been made

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis has held talks with Ralf Rangnick over a role at the club without ever submitting an actual offer, a report claims.

Multiple outlets have reported that the German will take over from both Stefano Pioli and Ricky Massara, ensuing a role unprecedented in Italian football as a head coach and sporting director in one.

However, on Wednesday another twist arrived. According to what Sky in Germany are reporting, Rangnick ‘will not switch to Milan for the time being’ and ‘a possible deal is unlikely to come about’.

They claim that there was a general agreement between the former RB Leipzig boss and Milan, however he is now unlikely to accept the role despite reporters suggesting the contrary.

Now, Italian news outlet ANSA – as cited by MilanNews – have offered their take on the situation. They claim that there have been ‘exploratory contacts’ between Rangnick and Ivan Gazidis in the past few months, but that no formal offer has ever been submitted to the current Red Bull Head of Football.

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