Manchester United have seemingly settled on Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.
After a whirlwind week in the wake of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, Manchester United have been linked with every name under the sun.
From Mauricio Pochettino to Ernesto Valverde and Rudi Garcia, just to name a few, the Red Devils were always going to find themselves in a situation where the media was throwing every single manager out there.
In the end, though, the Old Trafford club have settled on Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis.
The story comes from Sky Sports, who state that Rangnick is close to becoming interim manager on a six-month contract.
Discussions are ongoing with the 63-year-old, with a two-year contract in a consultancy role also in the works, following Rangnick’s six-month spell as manager.
Rangnick is currently manager of sports and development for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, with the Reds in talks with the club to try and find an agreement to release him.
As things stand, Michael Carrick will remain in charge for our game against Chelsea this weekend, though things are moving pretty quickly in regards to this story.
Rangnick feels like a smart hire. It’ll be interesting to see how the players respond to his high-pressing style, which is something the large majority of this squad is unfamiliar with.
I also love the idea of keeping him on in a consultancy capacity afterwards. This man loves football. He knows what he’s doing and talking about. Why not use that to our advantage and use his knowledge to try and propel us forward?
I’ll be honest, I’m absolutely delighted with this decision. It feels like a huge step forward ahead of appointing a permanent manager in the summer.
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