Tuttosport: Milan considering a Pioli-Rangnick tandem for three key reasons

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could decide to move forward with a pairing of Stefano Pioli and Ralf Rangnick for three key reasons, according to a report.

There are conflicting reports from different media outlets at present regarding the future of Milan’s head coaching position. Some believe Rangnick is set to occupy a role as both manager and sporting director, while others think Pioli could stay on as the German has not reached an agreement.

However, Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive) has thrown a major curveball into the equation by suggesting that the two could even co-exist at Milan, with three key reasons cited.

The first is purely economic, as Pioli has a contract until June 30 2021 just like Marco Giampaolo does, meaning Pioli would result in the club paying three coaches simultaneously which of course would not be the best for Financial Fair Play.

Then there are on-field matters. Sticking with the ex-Fiorentina boss would give that sense of continuity that the team have been craving after a series of continuous changes on the bench.

Finally, it is worth noting that Pioli is strictly an, engineer who is satisfied with the tools given to him and does not interfere much with the market, which could bode well for Rangnick being the sporting director.

However, it must be added that Rangnick would probably like to bring some of his trusted staff over, and it cannot even be excluded that he would ask to bring in his own choice of head coach if he wished to focus only on recruitment – like he did with Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig.


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