After Ralf Rangnick's interview Bild which we reported on here from Friday, a number of respected journalists have come forth claiming these are clear indications of movement closer to a deal being finalised with AC Milan. The current Red Bull Head of Sport and Development seemed to play down rumours blaming the coronavirus crisis and noting that there are other priorities in the current moment. However some journalists see things differently:
Manuele Baiocchini of Sky Italia via MilanNews.it reported “The parties are starting to feel again, there is a good chance that Rangnick well be the next Milan coach. At Milan then it would be all to be reviewed because Rangnick does not only coach teams but builds them.”
Louis Girardi of Planeta Milan on Twitter claims that Ivan Gazidis is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Rangick where they are clarifying details to find a complete agreement.
Vito Angele of Sempre Milan on Twitter went ahead to state that Rangnick is preparing to sign the contract of Milan is the club accepts his terms most likely relating to the system and budget. He went on to note that Elliot has decided to select him on the 8th of March.
The 61 year old has been dominating the headlines over the past few weeks and has acknowledged the approach of the club. There seems to be some steam building up in this pursuit but it will be unlikely to see any definitive movement prior to some clarity over the end of the Serie A season and the coronavirus crisis.