Ralf Rangick has been appointed as the new Man United manager on an interim basis.
It has been a little over a week since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his job as Manchester United manager.
All the talk since then has been about their next hire, with a whole host of names linked with the job on either a permanent or interim basis.
In the end, Ralf Rangnick’s name was shouted the loudest, with the German regarded as the number one choice for the Old Trafford club.
Well today, the Red Devils confirmed that they’ve landed their man. Rangnick joins United on an interim basis until the end of the season, following which he’ll remain with the 20-time Premier League champions in a consultancy role.
The deal is subject to work permits so we’ve not got a firm date on when Rangnick will begin working with this squad of players that Solskjaer has left behind.
Until then, Michael Carrick will continue to take charge of first-team training sessions, while managing the lads against Arsenal on Thursday night if the deal isn’t done at that point.
Upon signing, Ralf Rangnick said:
“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.”
I have to be honest. This is a signing that greatly excites me. United identified Rangnick as their main target pretty early, so credit to them for landing their man.
Rangnick has a clear identity and philosophy and that structure is what this squad needs to take it to that next level. We’ve all sat here on far too many occasions watching United, wondering what their tactics or plan is. That simply cannot be happening, but under Rangnick, we’ll know exactly what the goal will be.
I just can’t wait for him to get started. This is a talented squad of players he has at his disposal and I fully believe Rangnick is going to work wonders.
Welcome to the biggest club in the world, Ralf!
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