The German tactician declined shortly to rule out the inheritance of the management reins in San Siro.
Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick stated that Milan was in contact to discuss his availability, in the wake of speculation that he was in line to become the next head coach of the club.
For the Rossoneri, who sunk to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a weak start to the campaign, the 2019-20 season has been another tumultuous one. The 52-year-old was drafted last June to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat but only lasted four months in the job before Stefano Pioli was replaced.
Results and results have improved since Pioli’s appointment, but Milan remains at the top end of the Serie A table a long way behind
The seven-time winners of the Champions League are no longer an elite force, and as it stands, they face the possibility of losing out on European football next year altogether.
In recent months, Rangnick has been closely aligned with the top job at San Siro, having sculpted a sterling reputation in Germany over the past two decades. The 61-year-old has led Schalke to the 2011 DFB Pokal and helped turn Leipzig into one of the Bundesliga’s top clubs.
Nonetheless, Rangnick acknowledged that he would be open to the possibility of joining Milan and thus stated that talks with the Italian giants took place before the coronavirus of the season triggered the split. “I can not rule it out. Milan asked me about my availability, I told Red Bull and my agent was in talks. “It was Rangnick who told Bild.
Adding to it, Rangnick also said that “The coronavirus outbreak came after the contact and more important problems emerged. Milan and the Lega had other things to worry about.”