CorSera: Hypothesis of Pioli-Rangnick tandem re-emerges as Elliott are forced to reflect

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation have been forced to reflect on their decision to get rid of head coach Stefano Pioli.

The Rossoneri made it six wins in eight games since the return of Serie A on Saturday night, thrashing Bologna 5-1 in a game where they could have scored double figures.

According to il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), a hypothesis is beginning to take shape whereby Pioli stays on as head coach after all despite all the rumours about Ralf Rangnick’s arrival.

The chosen one is Rangnick, this is a certainty, but in recent days – according sources close to the club – no decision on the coach will be made before the end of the season. As mentioned, the German remains the number one candidate, but Pioli’s chances of staying have also increased after an incredible last month.

The new season will begin on September 12th, so the time for a revolution is shorter than normal. That’s why Elliott are now thinking about what to do.

An alternative solution is taking shape: the coach being Pioli and technical director Rangnick, at least for the first year.

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6 Comments

  1. Gianluca says:

    I guess keeping Pioli as coach for next year would be the best move…Rangnick should think about selling Romagnoli, Paqueta, Castillejo and also Dollarumma in my opinion to buy a top striker, but first of all some real defender. They could go back in champions without spending a penny.
    Hopefully they understand who the overvalueted players are…once and for all.

    1. Martin Bernhard says:

      WOW seriously selling romagnoli and donnarumma would be idiotic and isnt happening. If we sell romagnoli we would have to pay a third of the fee that exceeds the 25 mil we bought him for back to the romans. That means if we sell him for 50 we will only get 41.6mil with the remaining going back to roma making only a profit of 16,6 mil. Donnarumma wont be sold for more than 50 right now and both players will be difficult to replace infact they are the cornerstones of the team. On the other hand if the right offers arrive for paqueta or castillejo then i wouldnt be too surprised to see them leave but doubt we will fetch more than 50 mil for them and that is propably only if we are lucky.

    2. Milan4lyf says:

      You lack sense with those 3 top players u said they should sell. Paqueta only should be sold.

  2. Rehoboth says:

    I think pioli should be allowed to continue for the next season because he understands serie a game very well unlike Rangnick he is coming from America and their game there is not that hard and competitive

  3. Yaw Danquah says:

    Keeping Pioli is the smartest thing to do now. Rangnick should focus on recruiting players to fit the weak positions in the team. And also get players for depth in the team. Calabria, bonavetura,Paqueta and Leo should stay for they serve as depth for the team.

  4. David Assan says:

    Keeping Pioli is the smartest thing to do now. Rangnick should focus on recruiting players to fit the weak positions in the team. And also get players for depth in the team. Calabria, bonavetura,Paqueta and Leo should stay for they serve as depth for the team.

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