Pellegatti: Rangnick learning Italian ahead of Milan move – four trusted collaborators could join him

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick looks set to become AC Milan’s new head coach, a journalist has claimed, and he is likely to bring some trusted collaborators with him.

According to Carlo Pellegatti’s latest for Calciomercato.com, Rangnick continues to study the Italian language.

There are reports in the media suggesting the chances of Stefano Pioli staying are rising, he acknowledges, but it is likely because of the fear that the German coach will not have the time necessary to implement his methodologies and game strategies.

Nonetheless, Pellegatti believes that the choice has already been made by Milan and they will not go back. Hiring Rangnick would be a courageous decision, but Elliott want to bring the club back into Europe’s elite before selling, and a new approach is needed.

Looking at the possible staff Rangnick may bring, Lars Kornetka – current deputy of RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann – could arrive as a video analyst. Another important figure in the organization chart is that of Moritz Volz, who studies the opposing teams, drawing up a report on their technical-tactical characteristics.

Peter Zeidler, who worked with him for a long time at Hoffenheim and Salzburg, should also follow Rangnick to Milan as a manager. As for the market, Paul Mitchell – currently a Leipzig scout – could find a new job at Casa Milan.

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