Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick reported that Milan was in negotiations with him regarding his availability. He thus confirmed speculations that he was in line to become the next head coach of the club.
The 52-year-old was brought in last June to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat but only lasted four months in the job before Stefano Pioli was replaced. For the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a weak start to the campaign, the 2019-20 season has been another tumultuous one.
“I can’t absolutely rule it out. Milan questioned me for my availability, I informed Red Bull, and there were talks with my agent. “Rangnick told Bild.
Rangnick admitted that he should be open to the possibility of joining Milan, thus confirming that negotiations with the Italian giants took place before the season’s coronavirus caused break: “After the communication, the coronavirus epidemic came and more critical problems came up. Milan and the Lega had other stuff to consider.”
In recent months, Rangnick has been strongly associated with the top job at San Siro, having sculpted a sterling reputation in Germany over the past two decades.