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Rangnick and the background on the Milan bench: De Zerbi had been booked. And Gasperini … | First page

The recent history of AC Milan has changed in a decisive and certainly unexpected way on 21 July when, during the match then won against Sassuolo, Ralf Rangnick entrusted his agent with the task of making public the conclusion of the negotiation with the Rossoneri club to become the coach-manager for the 2020/2021 season to the media. A few hours later, the decision to renew the trust and the contract (until 2022) was made official to Stefano Pioli, who that evening – without knowing it – had faced and beat the one who would be the man called to take in hand the reins of the team starting from the 2021/2022 championship.

RANGNICK’S CHOICE – IS’ in fact, the background is sensational unveiled by The Gazzetta dello Sport, according to which Rangnick, after having carried out for the first year in Italy the double role of coach and 360 ° manager of the technical area (confirming how much CalcioMercato.com has been telling you for months), he would have left the Milan bench in the season following Roberto De Zerbi, identified as the ideal profile to carry out his project for the rebirth of the Devil. Growing up as a player in the Rossoneri nursery, De Zerbi is one of the most important exponents of the new school of Italian coaches, especially in the last year in Sassuolo able to combine the results with extremely spectacular football and which has enhanced many of the talents made available by the company Emilian.

AND GASPERINI … – Always according to the Journal, Rangnick would have indicated Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini as the very first choice – praised not surprisingly, like the club, in the interview granted yesterday to rosy – but, considering the difficulties in freeing the Grugliasco coach from the bond that binds him to the Nerazzurri, he had tackled with decision and conviction on De Zerbi. A name destined to remain in the memory, with Milan opting for an abrupt U-turn, rejecting Rangnick’s revolution and all that would follow and entrusting its near future to Stefano Pioli.

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