Report: Rangnick to replicate Nagelsmann process at Milan – new sporting director to arrive

By Oliver Fisher -

There has been a lot of confusion in recent weeks as to whether Ralf Rangnick will arrive at AC Milan and what role he will take up.

We reported via our correspondent Vito Angele last month that Rangnick will indeed agree a role as manager – that is the double responsibility of head coach and the man in charge of the transfer market.

Sports journalist Carlo Pellegatti talked about Rangnick on his YouTube channel, confirming that he will arrive but has not yet formally signed a contract.

Pellegatti adds that the current Head of Sport and Development Soccer of Red Bull will take the reins of the sporting area, meaning he will be head coach and will be accompanied by his German collaborator, a former player who has already played in Italy and who speaks Italian fluently (hinting strongly at Markus Shopp).

Rangnick will be the head coach of Milan to start but within a few years he could take a step back and leave the bench to another trusted coach. This is of course a scenario that happened at RB Leipzig when he hand picked Julian Nagelsmann to succeed him.

The 62-year-old German will be joined by a new sporting director, one who has already worked with him and who now works at another club. Chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and consultant Hendrik Almstadt are destined to stay, Pellegatti concludes.

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