AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis is lining up Ralf Rangnick as the club’s next head coach and sporting director, according to a report.
Despite the fact that technical director Paolo Maldini continues to distance the Rossoneri from the German’s candidacy, it seems as though Gazidis has other ideas and is pushing on anyway.
Reports from Bild earlier in the month claimed that Milan are in advanced talks with Rangnick over a dual role at the club, while L’Equipe added that a pre-agreement has been signed which would see the Diavolo punished should they withdraw.
In a week that has been littered with speculation that Maldini and Zvonomir Boban disagree with Gazidis on the running on the club, the former gave an interesting interview to Sky Italia after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Fiorentina.
He implied that there are different visions of how Milan should look in the future among those in power, and again distanced the club from the Rangnick links.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira though, Gazidis is continuing work to put the correct figures in place for the 2020-21 season starting with Rangnick, despite Maldini’s comments.
Schira adds that a three-year deal in the pipeline for the former Schalke and Hoffenheim boss.
Nonostante le dichiarazioni di facciata Ivan #Gazidis continua il casting per il #Milan 2020/21. Sempre caldo il nome di Ralf #Rangnick (bocciato pubblicamente da Paolo #Maldini) come allenatore-manager all’inglese: bozza triennale col tedesco. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) February 23, 2020