Ralf Rangnick does not want to take a position as AC Milan head coach and would like to continue as a director.
That is according to what Tuttosport are reporting on Tuesday (via MilanLive), with the paper confirming that the German would like to carry on as a sporting director, a career he embarked on during his time in the Bundesliga and now does for the Red Bull footballing empire.
However, on this point Milan’s CEO Ivan Gazidis was clear: Rangnick must be the head coach. The reason is economic, as Milan to date have Marco Giampaolo and Stefano Pioli on their payroll, both with a two-year contract. If they do not find other jobs, they will continue to receive their salary from the Rossoneri.
With that proposed by Rangnick, Milan would find themselves paying three coaches. The solution could be to keep Pioli, but it is the German who wants to decide who should lead the team.
In short, there are still assessments to be made. Among other things, Tuttosport also talks about the distance between supply and demand with Rangnick. However, it is likely that this is a ploy by Gazidis not to compromise the current season.