Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss. As the 63-year-old German will soon arrive on an official football transfer, Ralf Rangnick is Manchester United’s interim manager.
Ralf Rangnick’s returning to the dugout following a spell as manager of sports and development at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left his post as Manchester United’s head coach, they have called in ex-RB Leipzig coach Rangnick.
However, Rangnick is only going to be interim manager at Old Trafford, only till the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Other Premier League coaches already consider Ralf to be a threat, especially his German counterpart at Liverpool (the football news).
Football Transfer – Ralf Rangnick is Manchester United’s Interim Manager
New Manchester United interim coach Ralf Rangnick (football transfer news) has talked to his new club in a joining interview.
“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” the German coach said.
“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.”
Again, we must remind you, Rangnick’s deal as manager is only for six months until the end of the season.
Beyond that period, though, Manchester United have extended a two-year consultancy role to him.
And this offer was apparently key in him making the decision to move to Old Trafford.
Goal understands United have not had to pay any compensation to Lokomotiv Moscow. This is despite the fact that Rangnick only just signed a three-year contract with the Russian club in the summer.
Meanwhile, United will host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday but the German is still awaiting his work visa.
Should this visa not come through in time, Rangnick’s first official game would be against Crystal Palace during the weekend.
Also, as United themselves confirmed, Michael Carrick will keep coaching the squad until the German is permitted to do so.