MN: Pioli could stay if Rangnick wants to be director – revolution from top to bottom planned

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick will arrive at AC Milan and implement a full revolution across all levels of the club, according to one journalist.

Franco Ordine’s latest editorial for MilanNews notes how the possibility of Rangnick joining Milan and just becoming the technical director cannot be excluded, so he can instantly begin to put his philosophy in place across the board and not worry about coaching the team.

This means that Rangnick will need a trusted head coach who is able to implement his ideas at Milanello and in games, and to welcome the purchases he has selected along with chief scout Geoffrey Moncada, a man who the German is in constant contacts with.

Ordine adds that the support staff will be all-Italian to prevent an excessive dose of foreign influence that could hinder the transition into the new era.

Pioli could also stay as head coach if he and Rangnick find some footballing affinity, but at the moment it is more likely that the 62-year-old entrusts his own appointment.

The youth and women’s teams will also be subject to German influence and perhaps to the arrival of coaches of similar orientation, meaning it really will be an overhaul from top to bottom.

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