Bordeaux boss Paulo Sousa has been mentioned as the alternative coach for Milan if Ralf Rangnick turns them down.
Negotiations continue with the former RB Leipzig tactician, who is currently working as a strategy co-ordinator for the various Red Bull franchises.
If Rangnick does not manage to agree personal terms or a joint project, then it looks as if Stefano Pioli still won’t keep his place.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the alternative option for the Rossoneri is current Girondins de Bordeaux boss Sousa.
No stranger to Serie A, Sousa was a player at Juventus, Inter and Parma, while he was coach of Fiorentina from 2015-17.
That was followed by a disappointing spell at Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian and he took the Bordeaux job in March 2019.
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