CorSera: No pre-agreement with Rangnick and no penalties – future still to be deciphered

By Oliver Fisher -

There continues to be an aura of mystery about Ralf Rangnick’s potential arrival at AC Milan, with some sources convinced he will join while others are not so sure.

We learned via our correspondent Vito Angele that negotiations between the two parties have not stopped and that he remains the dream appointment for CEO Ivan Gazidis.

According to il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive) there is in fact no pre-contract agreement between Rangnick and the Rossoneri, and as a result there would be no penalty that would be triggered if the agreement were not finalised.

This means that Rangnick’s possible move to Milan is far from certain, and it must be considered that the German is under contract with Red Bull until 2021 and would have to be released.

Red Bull have entrusted him with their football project, managing to obtain good results too, and they would like to avoid losing the former Schalke boss of at all possible. Considering the good relations between the two parties though it is not excluded that there could be a mutual and respectful termination of the agreement.

The contacts between Milan and Rangnick are concrete, given the strong will of Ivan Gazidis and the Elliott Management Corporation fund to entrust the club’s relaunch with the 61-year-old.

We will have to see if anything is signed in the coming weeks as planning for next season is not easy given the current COVID-19 emergency.

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