AC Milan ‘agree deal with former Manchester United target Ralf Rangnick to take over as manager’
AC Milan ‘agree deal with former Manchester United target Ralf Rangnick to take over as manager next season… and RB Leipzig chief could also take on sporting director role currently held by Paolo Maldini’
German Ralf Rangnick has been a long-term target to take over at AC Milan He has now reached a deal to manage them next season, according to reports But he is also set for further talks over becoming their sporting director as well
AC Milan have agreed a deal with Ralf Rangnick to become their new manager for the 2020-21 season, according to reports.
The 62-year-old has been a long-term target for Milan and he has now concluded talks to replace Stefano Pioli, who stepped into the dugout for the Italian giants in October last year.
Rangnick’s agreement will see him become Milan’s new manager but he is also set to hold talks about becoming their sporting director too.
AC Milan have agreed a deal with Ralf Rangnick to become their manager next season
He is also set to hold talks over becoming sporting director – taking over from Paolo Maldini
The current Milan sporting director is legendary former defender Paolo Maldini.
According to the Guardian, Rangnick, who has an impressive reputation after managing both Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig in Germany, will take over the coaching role this summer.
He has also been sporting director at both Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, while he has had oversight of the Red Bull clubs since last summer in a role as head of sport and development.
Rangnick (right) is currently Red Bull’s head of sport and development but is set to move on
The German has previously been targeted by Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Rangnick’s contract with Milan is expected to last three years and he will take over at the San Siro when the current season ends.
Pioli has impressed at times for Milan, with results picking up in recent weeks, yet the side are still seventh.
They are 29 points behind leaders Juventus and 17 points behind the Champions League places.
He will take over from current Milan manager Stefano Pioli after the current campaign ends