It has been a sensational 24 hours for AC Milan, who have turned their back on the idea of appointing Ralf Rangnick as the club’s new manager.
It seemed almost certain that Rangnick would arrive and lead a new revolution once the season was over, but during the first half of Tuesday night’s win over Sassuolo reports began to emerge stating he would not join and that in fact Stefano Pioli would sign a new deal and remain, something the club confirmed after the game.
La Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday (via MilanNews) rightly describe the turn of events as ‘unexpected and sensational’.
There are other reasons behind the sudden U-turn however in addition to the excellent results of Pioli. On the German’s side, in fact, the choice of reducing the budget for the market from €100m to €75m was a big blow.
In addition to this, Milan chose to offer Rangnick the sole role of technical director when he wanted to be head coach too, something which has contributed to the changing of the 62-year-old’s plans. He could now renew with the Red group Bull.