Bild: Ralf Rangnick set to join AC Milan this summer in unprecedented role

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick will join AC Milan this summer as the club’s new head coach and sporting director, according to a report from Germany.

According to Bild, the Red Bull Head of International relations and former RB Leipzig boss is set to join the Rossoneri once the season is over.

The German outlet reports that the 61-year-old is in advanced talks to become manager and sporting director at Milan, an unprecedented role, though they add that Red Bull have not yet been informed.

Interestingly, the same outlet (via Goal Italia) recently stated that the Rossoneri have taken ‘concrete steps’ towards trying to bring him to the club, but denials then arrived from inside the club with the rumours branded as ‘baseless’.

Rangnick then did an interview in January and denied having held talks with Milan, but hinted that it is a club he would be interested in joining as he has admired them since the 1980s. He even opened up to the possibility of becoming a head coach again, which stacks up with the latest Bild report.

Rangnick has won five honours during his managerial career and, as aforementioned, currently occupies the role as head of sport and development for Red Bull.

The 61-year-old focuses now on New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Brasil as well as former side Leipzig. His current goal is to find one talent every year in each location, as per Wikipedia.

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