Maldini blasts Rangnick by accusing him of showing disrespect in extraordinary interview

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has given a fascinating interview to ANSA regarding rumours of Ralf Rangnick’s possible arrival.

Multiple reports are suggesting that Rangnick’s words on Friday serve as confirmation that he will become the next head coach and sporting director of Milan.

Numerous outlets believe that – barring surprises – the German will take over at Milan as both head coach and sporting director, a position unparalleled until this point in Italian football.

Nonetheless the doubts have begun to creep in the more that the Coronavirus emergency delays things. Rangnick recently spoke to Mitteldeutsche Zeitung about the possibility of a new adventure in Italy, and even outlined the powers that he would like to take such a role.

However, Maldini has invited Rangnick to consider the ‘concept of respect’ for those who are trying to finish the season at Milan.

“Having never talked to Rangnick, I don’t understand on what basis his statements are based, also because I have never been told anything by the owner,” he said (via MilanNews).

“Some considerations in my opinion, however, must be made. The German coach in fact, speaking of a role with full managerial powers both in the sporting and technical areas, invades areas where professionals work with regular contracts.

“So I would have some advice for him, before learning Italian he should review the general concepts of respect, as there are colleagues who, despite the many difficulties of the moment, are trying to finish the season in a very professional way, putting the good of Milan to their professional pride.”

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