Home / Sports / Manchester United appoint Rangnick as interim manager

Manchester United appoint Rangnick as interim manager

 

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss, with the 63-year-old German returning to the dugout following a spell as manager of sports and development at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Red Devils have put another stopgap in place after parting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had been asked to step in at short notice himself back in December 2018.

With the 1999 Treble winner paying the price for inconsistency at Old Trafford, ex-RB Leipzig coach Rangnick has been asked to steady the ship through to the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Terms of the deal

Rangnick’s deal as manager is for six months until the end of the season and he has been offered a two-year consultancy role beyond that, which was key in him making the decision to move to Old Trafford.

Sources say the German was not as interested in taking the job when it was a short-term six-month role, but the offer to stay on and use his expertise to help those higher up the football structure after the season has ended is something that appealed to him.

United have not had to pay any compensation to Lokomotiv Moscow despite Rangnick only signing a three-year contract with them in the summer.

It is still to be confirmed when Rangnick will be in the dugout for his first game as manager. United host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday but the German is still awaiting his work visa and the process for obtaining that has become longer and more complicated since Brexit.

Should it not come through in time, his first official game in charge would be against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Man Utd confirmed when announcing Rangnick that Michael Carrick, who has overseen Man Utd’s last two games after Solskjaer was sacked following a 4-1 defeat to Watford on November 20, would remain in charge until the German is permitted to do so.

What has been said?

Rangnick told his new club’s website: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club.

“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience. All my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.

“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”

About talkagblog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

x

Check Also

Video: Joseph Yobo’s wife, Adaeze Yobo anoints the screen as Nigeria/Egypt match began

Joseph Yobo’s wife, and ex-beauty Queen, Adaeze Yobo anointed her tv screen ...