Andy Brehme is backing Ralf Rangnick for a move to AC Milan.
The Red Bull chief is in advanced talks to join Milan in a yet to be determined capacity.
Inter Milan hero Brehme told Gazzetta dello Sport: “A German Milan could work, yes.
“I'm a friend of Paolo Maldini, we met at a charity event. I read his latest comments and I'm sorry he finds himself in this situation.
“But I've also been friends with Ralf Rangnick for a long time. He's very smart. I think he'd be the right man for Milan.
“I don't know what will happen, but he's always done well for clubs in their situation, like Hoffenheim, the Red Bull teams.
“He knows how to make his players play well, he has lots of tactical ideas, he's always able to surprise.
“We also need to see which role he'll fill. Rangnick must choose: will he be a technical director or coach?"