Red Bull chief Ralf Rangnick turned down an approach from Everton to fill their vacant manager’s post.
Everton have been on the hunt for a new manager since sacking Marco Silva on the 6th December following a heavy defeat in the Merseyside derby.
Carlo Ancelotti looks set to replace the Portuguese manager at Goodison Park over the weekend, having held positive talks with the club on Monday.
The Italian is the latest in a long line of names to have been linked with the Everton job since Silva’s sacking 14 days ago and it seems a genuine one was Rangnick.
According to Bild, Everton approached the 61-year-old, who currently works as the head of sport and development at Red Bull BmbH to take up the position.
It was an offer that was rejected by the German, who instead looks like he will be taking up a new role with Italian side AC Milan.
Bild don’t mention when Everton made this approach, what it contained or why Rangnick turned it down, just that there was one and it was rejected.
Of course, it’ll make little difference for the Blues, who have instead managed to pull off a coup in luring Ancelotti to Merseyside.
Still, there is no denying Rangnick, who helped build the foundations at RB Leipzig that now see them topping the Bundesliga, would have been an interesting appointment.