AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation decided against embarking on a full-scale revolution under Ralf Rangnick due to costs, a report claims.
For months it seemed that Rangnick would be arriving in a role as head coach and technical director, leading the Rossoneri on another revolution based on his way of operating at RB Leipzig.
However, things seemed to very quickly fall apart. As Milan went on a fantastic run of results, reports broke during the first half of the 2-1 win over Sassuolo claiming Pioli would be staying on as boss and that the proposed arrival of Rangnick was cancelled.
According to Calciomercato.com, the plug was pulled on the idea of Rangnick’s arrival as he had asked for €100m to work in the summer transfer window, over 3x as much as Maldini and Massara have been given to work.
This is an amount that Elliott Management could not make available in large part due to the effects of COVID-19 on the club’s finances, and attempting Rangnick’s revolution in a diluted form would have been a risk.