Respected German journalist Christian Falk has revealed his belief that Ralf Rangnick will not take up a role at AC Milan in any capacity this summer.
There are conflicting reports from different media outlets at present regarding the future of Milan’s head coaching position. Some believe Rangnick is set to occupy a role as both manager and sporting director, while others think Pioli could stay on as the German has not reached an agreement.
However, Falk has previously stated that Rangnick will not be joining Milan during the upcoming summer as the talks between the two parties ‘were not successful’. This hasn’t stopped further media speculation surrounding the arrival of the 61-year-old though.
Now, the Bild journalist has spoken to MilanNews about the situation and why the former Schalke and Hoffenheim boss is not set for a new adventure in Italy as things stand.
“It has never been a deal done, there is clarity on this. Gazidis and Rangnick have known each other for many years and have exchanged football information regularly. They both like the idea of working together,” he began.
“The rebuild of AC Milan is not easy as it requires a lot of preparatory work. Rangnick is a person who wants and needs a lot of power at all levels to try and implement his philosophy. It was the same in both Leipzig and Hoffenheim. In the case of AC Milan there was interest from both sides but a crisis came later.
“It was immediately clear to everyone that a project like this would not make sense in a negative moment like this for the Rossoneri. So nothing will happen about it. But there is also another fact: the door for Rangnick to Milan in the future is not closed.”
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