Ralf Rangnick is studying Italian intensely and is in pole position to take over as AC Milan’s head coach for next season, a report claims.
According to SportMediaset (via MilanLive), Rangnick has been studying the Italian language three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon, and has been the leading candidate to become the next Rossoneri boss for several weeks.
Stefano Pioli remains in the running though, the outlet reports, as Milan are currently faced with two completely different options: on the one hand a costly choice that leads to the German, who would also be accompanied by his market man Paul Mitchell, while the other would involve continuing Pioli as a demonstration of the appreciation of the club for the work he has done.
Mitchell, a 38-year-old scout who has worked in clubs such as MK Dons (2008-2012), Southampton (2012-2014), Tottenham (2014-2018). In 2018 he became Head of Recruitment and Development of Leipzig and in 2019 Technical Director of Red Bull International Soccer.