Ralf Rangnick officially appointed as United interim manager

Ralf Rangnick has been appointed Manchester United interim manager until the end of the season.

The 63-year-old’s contract will see him take charge of the first team until June.

He will then remain at the club for at least a further two years in a consultancy role.

United reached an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow last week for the release of Rangnick.

He was serving as the manager of sports and development at the Russian club.

Rangnick to start immediately

Rangnick will take the reins from Michael Carrick, who was in temporary charge of the team.

Carrick managed last week’s 2-0 Champions League win over Villarreal and Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

However, Carrick will remain in charge for Thursday’s home game against Arsenal if Rangnick’s work permit is not processed in time.

“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” Rangnick 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,” he added.

Rangnick will be joined at United by a small number of his own staff.

Meanwhile, those working under Solskjaer will remain as part of the new regime.

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