Long-serving coach Massimo Morales has revealed that Ralf Rangnick’s proposed move to AC Milan fell apart a while ago.
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 around poaching and developing young talent.
However, Kicker were the first to claim that Pioli would continue as the head coach of the Rossoneri into next season and will in fact extend his contract. The news was confirmed on the club’s official website after reports had broken out during the first half of Milan’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo stating that Ralf Rangnick would not be joining.
Rangnick revealed that he did not end up at Milan due to the fantastic run that the club were enjoying after the league resumed, but Morales spoke on Radio Sportiva about the German’s potential arrival and offered a different version of events.
“I should have been part of Rangnick’s staff at Milan. I have known for some time that the white smoke would not arrive and the choice was his,” he said (via MilanNews).
“At the Rossoneri he only wanted to be the coach, not to be technical director as initially proposed. Rangnick wants to have carte blanche in the choice of players and the management of the whole, he has great experience and you have to trust him because, without wanting to incense him, his history proves it.”