AC Milan to appoint Ralf Rangnick as new head coach

    Ralf Rangnick will become a new head coach and technical director at AC Milan at the end of the 2019/20 season, multiple reports in Italy and England confirm

    Rangnick, who currently serves as head of sport and development at Red Bull, has previously worked as a head coach at Stuttgart, Hannover 96, Schalke 04, TSG Hoffenheim, and RB Leipzig – on two occasions.

    The 62-year-old tactician has never taken a managerial job outside of his native Germany so far, but his vast experience has recommended him to Milan.

    Indeed, as reported by Sky Sports, the ‘Rossoneri’ have found an agreement with Rangnick to replace Stefano Pioli as the team’s head coach at the end of the ongoing Serie A season and also take over Paolo Maldini’s duties of technical director.

    Pioli replaced Gennaro Gattuso at the helm in October 2019 but has failed to lead Milan to the Champions League qualification, which has ultimately cost him a job.

    Yet, the struggling Milanese giants remain in contention for the Europa League qualification as they trail sixth-placed Napoli by two points, with eight Serie A fixtures left to go.

    The former ‘Rossoneri’ legend, Paolo Maldini, is also expected to move on in the summer, as he seems reluctant to accept the prospect of becoming a Milan club ambassador.

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