Ralf Rangnick had already picked out a potential candidate to succeed him at AC Milan and take over as head coach, a report claims.
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 on his way of operating at RB Leipzig.
However, things seemed to very quickly fall apart. As Milan went on a fantastic run of results, reports broke during the first half of the 2-1 win over Sassuolo claiming Pioli would be staying on as boss and that the proposed arrival of Rangnick was cancelled.
According to Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Rangnick had already chosen the coach of the future for Milan.
The German would have held the role of technical director and head coach for a year before entrusting the bench to another coach, to devote himself only to building the team.
The paper claims that the man Rangnick wanted to take over for the 2021-22 season was Roberto De Zerbi of Sassuolo, even if the best interpreter of his ideas would have been Atalanta’s Gasperini .