Journalist claims Gazidis will ask Rangnick to turn Milan into the ‘new Red Bull Salzburg’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis will ask the potentially incoming Ralf Rangnick to turn Milan into an ‘Italian Red Bull Salzburg’, one journalist claims.

It appears as though the Rossoneri are heading for yet another ‘Year Zero’ this summer and the start of a new project, with multiple outlets claiming Rangnick will take up a role as head coach and sporting director.

According to what Enzo Bucchioni has written for TMWGazidis has in mind a German Milan, something which is a cross between two Red Bull owned clubs in Salzburg and Leipzig.

The idea has accelerated and will see director duo Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini leave, while the backlash could certainly be seen on the pitch at the most important time of the season.

Gazidis will ask Rangnick to make Milan a ‘new Salzburg’ and to search for low-cost young talent who are perfect for his system and playing style, but also have a low salary. 

Such a thing has worked in Austria, Bucchioni adds, but the millions of Milan fans will not be willing to accept a project of this type that is not for a big club. Plus, it could take at least three years to change and grow this idea. 

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