There is a reason that denials continue to filter from inside AC Milan regarding Ralf Rangnick’s imminent arrival, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.com, an agreement has already been found between Milan and Rangnick over a three-year contract, but the German coach has taken precautions by inserting a whole series of clauses.
One of these is a penalty payment which he will recieve if Elliott Management decide to revoke the deal and change strategy, but it appears they have no plans to do so despite the recent denials from the likes of La Gazzetta dello Sport and La Repubblica.
The choice to entrust the German coach was taken directly by Gordon Singer, son of Elliott fund founder Paul, and while CEO Ivan Gazidis has always been kept informed of developments, the desire to recruit Rangnick has come more from the London offices rather than Casa Milan.
Rangnick was also chosen for his great managerial skills, for his ability to give life to long-term projects, respecting the needs and restrictions imposed by the owners. He will choose the players, points them out to his managerial staff and then train them in his system.
Regarding the denials, the report claims that it is likely influenced by the legal battle underway with Zvonimir Boban, who claimed that everything was agreed with Rangnick in December.
We can infer from this that, by denying the presence of a concrete deal, it is likely to make Boban’s case over unfair dismissal a lot harder to present.