CM: Blow for Rangnick as Mitchell chooses Monaco – how the club’s plans change

By Oliver Fisher -

Paul Mitchell’s decision to accept a role at Monaco is good new for current Milan chief Hendrik Almstadt, according to a report.

TMW recently reported that the current idea is for Rangnick to sit on the Milan bench with a man in charge of recruitment by his side too, with Mitchell the main candidate as current sporting director Frederic Massara’s position is under scrutiny.

However, L’Equipe reported earlier on Sunday that Mitchell has in fact said yes to an offer from Monaco, and he will take up a new role with the Ligue 1 side.

According to Calciomercato.com, this is a big blow for the Rossoneri and for Rangnick, as he wanted his current collaborator to follow him to Italy and implement a real revolution.

It means that CEO Ivan Gazidis’ right-hand man Hendrik Almstadt’s position will likely become stronger and more central, but what it means for chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and current sporting director Ricky Massara remains to be seen.

The future of the latter is strongly tied to Paolo Maldini, for whom a stay under Rangnick is not to be excluded due to his knowledge of the market and the relations he has built in Italy.

The report adds that Rangnick also asked for Milan to bring Lars Konetka – Nagelsmann’s current deputy at Leipzig – and Moritz Volz to the club.

 

Tags AC Milan Geoffrey Moncada Hendrik Almstadt Paolo Maldini Paul Mitchell Ralf Rangnick