Ralf Rangnick has revealed that he did not end up at AC Milan due to the fantastic run that the club were enjoying after the league resumed.
For months it seemed that Rangnick would be arriving in a role as head coach and technical director, leading the Rossoneri on another revolution based around poaching and developing young talent.
However, it all then fell through. Kicker were the first to claim that after the streak of success in recent weeks, Stefano Pioli will continue as the head coach of the Rossoneri into next season and will in fact extend his contract.
The news was confirmed on the club’s official website after reports had broken out during the first half of Milan’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo stating that Ralf Rangnick would not be joining.
Interviewed by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Rangnick commented on why – after months of speculation – he decided not to go to Milan.
“Milan have done very well since resuming the season, with nine wins and three draws, it would not have been wise to go there,” he said (via MilanNews).
“It doesn’t matter from which perspective. You look at all this, whether from mine or from the club’s, it would not have been wise.
“If I put myself in the shoes of the AC Milan fans, whether it’s coaches, sporting directors, players or fans, I would hardly have understood why AC Milan would have wanted to change everything afterwards such a positive period.”