Bayern Munich board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned AC Milan that if Ralf Rangnick were to arrive, he would be starting at a disadvantage.
So far there has always been talk of the double role he would play, and we reported via our correspondent Vito Angele last Thursday evening that Rangnick will indeed agree a role as manager – that is the double responsibility of head coach and the man in charge of the transfer market.
Wednesday’s edition of La Repubblica reported that Rangnick is now ‘very close’ to signing his deal with Milan, despite the fact his most recent statements about his role have not been particularly welcome by Elliott.
The paper added that a contract of €5-6million per season is ready for the ex-Schalke boss, while the same outlet also recently stated that Rangnick has made five key demands before he will accept a role at Milan, including up to 20 new staff.
Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke about Rangnick’s possible arrival at Milan.
“In Germany he worked well, he has the advantage of having had two roles, because he was both technical director and is also a coach,” he said (via MilanNews).
“But let’s say that it was not sold in a nice way, because if you have two managers like Maldini and Boban, who were symbols of a great Milan, you need to find a more sensitive solution, you have to act so that eventually become a “win-win” for the two sides.
“If Rangnick starts like this, it’s not a nice way because Boban is already away and Maldini is against. If he will be the coach or the technical director? I have no information.”