Bierhoff discusses Rangnick to Milan rumours and chances of Ibrahimovic staying

By Oliver Fisher -

Former striker Oliver Bierhoff has not ruled out the chance of Ralf Rangnick working alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan.

We reported via our correspondent Vito Angele last month 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.

Paolo Maldini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are expected to leave Milan at the end of the season, but we reported how Rangnick, on the other hand, has a different opinion on the matter.

Vito Angele told us that if it were up to Rangnick, as has emerged from sources close to the German manager, they would stay at the club.

Bierhoff – who of course played for Milan in the late 1990s – spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about what Rangnick would bring to Milan and his compatibility with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“Rangnick likes the game of young players more, aggressive, fast, with a lot of pressing,” he said (via MilanLive).

“It remains to be seen how much he wants Ibra. They are two strong personalities with clear ideas, it is to be seen how well they can get along. Ibra has incredible qualities.

“If Rangnick arrives, he is to be evaluated. He is a concrete type, clear. If one does not follow his plans he is out, and it will be interesting to see if two great personalities come together.”

Meanwhile Bierhoff has no news on whether Rangnick is moving to Milan, but he admits more than one recent contact with the 62-year-old.

“No, I don’t know where he is. But I am sure of one thing, because I had very interesting chats with him: he never stops in the head,” he added.

“He is always there to think about his programs, to study and despite his age he still has a lot of motivation and hunger. For this reason, when he shows up he will be very charged.”

Tags AC Milan Oliver Bierhoff Ralf Rangnick Zlatan Ibrahimovic