Ralf Rangnick ‘signs pre-contract to take charge of AC Milan next season’ with current boss Stefano Pioli ‘is not expected to last after this season’
- Former Red Bull Leipzig Ralf Rangnick has signed a contract with AC Milan
- The 61-year-old has full control over transfers, scouting and coaching
- Stefano Pioli is not expected to continue in the hot seat after this season
Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has reportedly signed a pre-contract with AC Milan to take charge of the Serie A club next season.
Rangnick, who currently holds the position of “head of sport and development” within the Red Bull organization, had two spells in Leipzig, but left last summer, with Julian Nagelsmann replacing him.
But it seems that the 61-year-old Rangnick is ready to put his toes back in management in Milan and he will have full control over transfers, scouting and coaching, according to the French outlet L’Equipe.
Ralf Rangnick had two spells at Red Bull Leipzig, but seems to be moving to Italy and AC Milan
The 61-year-old currently plays a role as “head of sport and development” at Red Bull
The report indicates that with all three roles effectively occupied by Rangnick, Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban’s – respectively technical director and Chief Football Officer – the time at the club would end.
In addition, it is assumed that a clause has been agreed stating that if Milan’s ownership rights go back completely, Rangnick will be entitled to financial compensation.
Club legend Paolo Maldini can be forced to leave his role as the club’s technical director
The current Milan manager Stefano Pioli will probably not stay at the end of this season
The current Milan manager Stefano Pioli is not expected to continue at the end of the season.
Milan is currently eighth in the Serie A table and last week lost the city derby to rivals Inter 4-2, after he had scored two goals.
Meanwhile, Rangnick has had spells in Hanover, Hoffenheim and two managerial positions at Schalke, as well as his involvement with Red Bull.