Ralf Rangnick has attempted to cool speculation linking him with a role at AC Milan by denying the presence of a pre-agreement with the Rossoneri.
There are conflicting rumours among the papers in Italy at present regarding whether Rangnick will arrive this summer, with some claiming that there has been a pre-agreement since December while others deny its existence and insist the situation is entirely up in the air.
Sky Italia reported earlier today that Rangnick is in fact in pole position to become the next head coach and sporting director of the Rossoneri, with CEO Ivan Gazidis having chosen him.
However, Rangnick has now addressed the rumours himself during an interview with MDR, denying that a move is imminent.
“Agreement with Milan? I categorically deny this statement. There is nothing true, it is information that has nothing to do with the reality of the facts,” he said (via MilanLive).
It is possible that these words are simply to stabilise things and to dampen the various speculation, and it is also worth remembering he is contracted with Red Bull to be Head of Football Development until 2021.
One thing is certain: Rangnick is still the man that the media believe is the favourite, regardless of his statements.