Ralf Rangnick: Six-month interim contract

Reports are suggesting that Ralf Rangnick is close to signing a six-month interim manager contract.

63-year-old Ralf Rangnick is on the verge of joining the Red Devil’s but will not be in charge for this weekend’s Premier League tie against Chelsea.

The German is awaiting a work permit.

Rangnick’s current position is head of sports and development with Lokomotiv Moscow. A deal between him and United has been agreed, but as of yet no deal has been made between the two sides.

Rangnick took RB Leipzig to the final of the German Cup in 2019. He previously won the same competition with Schalke in 2011.

The 2010-11 season see him guide Schalke to the semi-finals of the Champions League which he lost 6-1 on aggregate to Manchester United.

The new interim manager has a respectable CV after spells with Stuttgart, Hannover, Hoffenheim Schalke and RB Leipzig.

The German was impressed with talks with senior members at United earlier this week.

Board members at Old Trafford believe Rangnick’s knowledge will make him invaluable in regards to the technical and structural side of things at the club. The job until the end of the season will allow United to look for a potential permanent manager.

Mauricio Pochettino for sometime now has been rumoured in wanting the United managerial job. Another name that has been thrown in the hat is Zinedine Zidane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked from his role on Sunday, following a 4-1 defeat against Watford. Carrick stepped up to take the position as caretaker manager.

Carrickā€™s first game in charge see United win 2-0 against Villarreal in the Champions League.

Manchester United currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League table. They’ve lost five of their opening 12 matches. It could get worse for them if results in other games don’t got their way on Saturday.

United could find themselves slip to as low as 12th before kicking a ball on Sunday.

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