TMW: Rangnick plans trip to London to discuss Milan project – two roles on the table

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick is getting ‘closer and closer’ to reaching an agreement with AC Milan over becoming the club’s new manager, a report claims.

According to TMW, he has been studying Italian for months and is already looking for a house in Milan. As of last week the German had a trip to London planned (27th and 28th of May) to meet with the Singer family, owners of Elliott Management Corportation and therefore of Milan.

A face-to-face meeting – obviously adhering to the restrictions of the moment – to try to discuss the details of the project that Rangnick plans to carry out. Time in this sense is running out, because from June 8 the quarantine regime will begin for those arriving from countries affected by Coronavirus, including Germany.

Rangnick and Elliott, with CEO Ivan Gazidis, will also discuss the role of the German, with the intention being that the 61-year-old will become more of a manager than just a head coach. Rangnick has been studying Italian to break down the language barrier, which he considered the major stumbling block.

He has been learning since November, so as not to miss any details of his possible new adventure. The idea is for the former Schalke boss to sit on the Milan bench with a man in charge of recruitment by his side too, with current RB Leipzig sporting director Paul Mitchell the main candidate. However, Frederic Massara’s position is always under scrutiny, and he is in Roma’s thoughts for the future.

Rangnick has told his friends that he wants to be the head coach and to manage the technical project. However, on his table there are two envelopes: one to be the omnipotent manager of the project, and the other for him to lead the market with a coach chosen by him on the bench.

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