Barring any twists, Ralf Rangnick will be AC Milan’s next head coach and sporting director, having been hand picked by CEO Ivan Gazidis.
Contacts between the parties continue, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) notes that Gazidis considers the German as the perfect man to carry out Elliott’s project.
While waiting to understand if the Rangnick idea will really go through, some of his ideas for the new Milan are starting to filter.
The paper claims that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – despite his immense impact since returning in January – would not be part of the plans of the former RB Leipzig coach.
In his game philosophy, in fact, the team must move in unison; the current manager of the Red Bull group would have more than one doubt about Zlatan’s athletic ability and the fact that he is a player who on the field often likes to do his own thing.
However, Ibrahimovic has managed to convince even Gazidis – who blocked his arrival a year ago – and the top figures in Elliott Management that an extra year at Milan would be beneficial.
The problem, if anything, is that the player himself has doubts about his future with the Rossoneri. Ibrahimovic, in fact, would not be so certain of wanting to continue in a Milan without Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boba, two managers who wanted him strongly.