AC Milan are set to gain a key man ahead of next season in Ralf Rangnick, a report claims, but they will also lose two crucial figures.
Sky Italia journalist Manuele Baiocchini (via MilanNews) confirmed earlier today that Rangnick will be Milan’s next manager and will have a dual role as head coach and sporting director, something ‘unprecedented’ in Italy.
He added (via MilanLive) that this will likely mean the end of Paolo Maldini’s time at the club, given that he has twice publicly declared that Rangnick was not suitable for Milan, so collaborating with him is tough to imagine.
The former coach of Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig will also have a directorial role, therefore the ex-Rossoneri captain’s powers would be reduced – something he will not accept.
In addition to Maldini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also destined to say goodbye to Milan. His contract expires at the end of June and will only be extended until August, i.e. until the end of the season.
The Swedish centre-forward is not happy with the current situation, plus the club are unwilling to give a high salary to a player who will turn 39 later this year.