Gianluca di Marzio via MilanNews.it is reporting that Ralf Rangnick remains the priority for AC Milan this summer. The German is expected to take over at the club but was expected to have a face-to-face meeting with the owners before accepting a deal. Di Marzio is reporting that this meeting is being held up for two reasons: firstly travel restrictions and complications due to the coronavirus pandemic and secondly, the resumption of the season under Stefano Pioli needs to be uninterrupted.
Di Marzio: Milan and Rangnick haven’t met yet because travelling is still difficult and also because the season is about to resume. He remains the no. 1 candidate. Would like an Italian staff with him https://t.co/aiDP7saFNl— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) June 9, 2020
The reporter notes that contacts remain between Rangnick and Milan nonetheless in the background. He also added that the former RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig coach wants to surround himself with an Italian staff to better integrate with the league. This conflicts earlier reports that indicated he would bring a lot of people over from the Red Bull sides. In addition, L’Equipe via GFFN are reporting that Rangnick reported top choice Paul Mitchell - the current Red Bull International Technical Director - is in advanced negotiations to join AS Monaco as Sporting Director.