GdS: Milan and Rangnick reached agreement on December 23 – the back story

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s agreement with Ralf Rangnick does extend back to December despite denials from the German coach, a report claims.

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the club at present, with director Zvonimir Boban having been sacked over comments he made claiming Gazidis went behind the back of the directors to contact Rangnick over a role with Milan.

On Tuesday some denials arrived regarding the news, in particular from La Gazzetta dello Sport and La Repubblica, and Rangnick denied that a deal has been signed over the weekend.

However, according to Wednesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Milan and Rangnick did enter into a ‘Christmas pact’ of sorts as December 23 was the crucial day in question.

The date is no coincidence as it is when Milan suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Atalanta, something which saw Elliott Management and the control centre in London spring into action.

On the one hand the fund gave the go ahead to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the request of Boban and Paolo Maldini, but on the other there was also this secret blitz. The leaders met Rangnick in great secrecy precisely in those hours to lay the foundations of a revolution that would take place at the end of the season.

There is an agreement with several clauses, the paper claims, including the possibility for the Rossoneri to get out of the deal.

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