Pioli's chances of remaining AC Milan manager 'increase significantly'

Stefano Pioli’s chances of remaining AC Milan manager ‘increase significantly’ as club consider appointing former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick as sporting director

  • Stefano Pioli could stay at AC Milan beyond the end of the 2019-20 season
  • The club had considered replacing the Italian with Ralf Rangnick in the summer
  • Now Milan are weighing up decision to hand the German sporting director role

Stefano Pioli could remain AC Milan manager beyond the end of the season, despite speculation that Ralf Rangnick could join the club this summer. 

Sources in Italy have suggested the German is destined for the San Siro and would be given full control over the first team and the club transfer strategy. 

However, Tuttosport claim the former RB Leipzig manager will most likely be appointed sporting director instead of head coach. 

Stefano Pioli could remain manager of AC Milan despite growing speculation in Italy

In the event of Rangnick being handed a more overarching role, Pioli’s prospects of remaining Milan boss will improve ‘significantly.’

The 54-year-old’s current contract will expire at the end of the 2020-21, but Rossoneri have a clause enabling them to dismiss the coach without compensation if European qualification is not achieved. 

Before the football season was brought to a halt due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Pioli had led Milan to seventh in the Serie A table, three points behind Napoli in the final Europa League spot. 

Rangnick left Leipzig at the end of the 2018-19 season and is currently employed by the Red Bull company as head of sport and development of soccer.  

The 61-year-old has coached Stuttgart, Hannover, Schalke and Hoffenheim in a managerial career spanning nearly four decades. 

Reports suggest Rossoneri are looking to employ Ralf Rangnick as sporting director

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