Massara throws doubt on idea of youth-only revolution at Milan; Rangnick questions off limits

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan sporting director Ricky Massara has revealed that the plan to get the club back to the top is ‘to mix promising youth with the more experienced figures’.

There has been an abundance of speculation in the media claiming that the Rossoneri are set to undergo another revolution this summer, one led by Ralf Rangnick.

The vast majority of media outlets are in agreement that Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation and CEO Ivan Gazidis are intent on building a project centered around younger players with high potential.

Massara spoke to Sky Italia before the game and outlined the club’s intentions for the future, with questions about Rangnick apparently declared off limited prior to the interview.

“Milan cannot stay outside Europe for long, so qualification is absolutely a primary objective for us,” he said (via MilanNews).

“We constantly discuss the situation with the owners and Gazidis. Our united idea is to get Milan back to the top of Italian and European football. There are some parameters we need to stay within, but we don’t want to give up on being competitive.

“The path forward is more or less what all clubs are going through, as the pandemic accelerated the overall financial crisis for football clubs. We are all trying to mix promising youth with the more experienced figures who can help them mature.”

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