There is a disagreement inside the Milan camp over who should take the reigns for next season as head coach, according to a report.
Stefano Pioli was appointment to replace Marco Giampaolo after seven games of the current campaign and although performances have improves, results have not as he has won just eight of his first 18 games in charge.
According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, the fate of Pioli depends on qualification for Europe. With a top four finish his deal would be automatically extended for a year, with a Europa League spot Milan would have the option to extend and without either he will leave.
“At the end of the season there will be a face-to-face with the company to take stock of what went well and what didn’t,” said sources close to the club a few days ago.
The heavy defeat in the derby has brought Pioli’s work back under review. The arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only partially changed a team that still has severe character limits and ever-changing tactical identity.
The report claims that Ralf Rangnick is one of the names who could take over for the 2020-21 campaign. The real architect of RB Leipzig’s success, he brought the club to the elite of German football has had success both as a head coach and sporting director.
German newspaper Bild recently claimed the German is in advanced talks with Milan, while Calciomercato are claiming the club’s ownership Elliott Management has great respect for Rangnick, which is why his candidacy should be held in high regard.
However, Paolo Maldini has a name in the head for the future Milan manager: Andriy Shevchenko. The current manager of the Ukrainian national team was actually contacted a few months ago did not feel like leaving having done half a job with his country.
He secured qualification to the European Championships this summer, a competition that Sheva cares about a lot, but once that has concluded a future in red and black cannot be excluded.
If Elliott’s confidence in him is confirmed, then Shevchenko would be the strong candidate.