Dynamo Dresden striker Marco Terrazzino has revealed what it is like to work with Ralf Rangnick, who continues to be heavily linked with a role at AC Milan.
Terrazzino was given his first team debut by Rangnick while he was at Hoffenheim, a club where the German tactician did a fantastic job before eventually going on to transform RB Leipzig too.
MilanNews published a report earlier on Monday outlining some of the key components of Rangnick’s attacking style, including the rhombus press, the role of full-backs and how even holding midfielders are encouraged to get forward.
During an interview with TMW, Terrazzino lifted the lid on what the Milan squad can expect if Rangnick does arrive.
“As a coach I have a positive memory of Rangnick, but on a human level I have to say that he did not behave so well with me,” he said.
“At 17 years old, I was very young and at the beginning he made me believe that I was a superstar. As happens to many players on the launch pad, after the debut I had some problems in confirming myself and he, instead of continuing to trust me, completely put me aside.
“It was not easy at that time, Rangnick wanted to win and that’s it.”
Asked about Rangnick at Milan, he added: “As a coach or manager he may do a great job, no doubt about it. He is a professor, a maniac in the study of his players, opponents and tactics, who did well in every team where he was, but we must see how he will find himself working in Italy.
“The mentality here in Germany is very different, the Germans are colder and more structured than the Italians and Rangnick himself will therefore have to adapt to a completely new, human and professional reality.”