Ralf Rangnick set to be appointed as Manchester United interim coach

Manchester United are close to appointing Ralf Rangnick as interim manager on a six-month contract.

The 63-year-old German is poised to join United but will not be in charge this weekend against Chelsea while he waits for his work permit.

United have agreed terms with Rangnick, but not with Lokomotiv Moscow, where he is the head of sports and development.

It comes after United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday following a trophyless three-year spell as boss.

Manchester United are close to appointing Ralf Rangnick as interim manager on a six-month contract.

The 63-year-old German is poised to join United but will not be in charge this weekend against Chelsea while he waits for his work permit.

United have agreed terms with Rangnick, but not with Lokomotiv Moscow, where he is the head of sports and development.

It comes after United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday following a trophyless three-year spell as boss.

Who is Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick has built an impressive coaching reputation during his time in Germany.

He had spells at Stuttgart, Hannover, Hoffenheim, Schalke and RB Leipzig.

Ralf Rangnick was subsequently in charge of the Red Bull group of clubs.

Rangnick impressed during an initial conversation with United officials earlier this week.

However, he has held further discussions about his role beyond the end of the season.

Senior United figures believe Rangnick’s expertise will be invaluable from a technical and structural perspective.

The move backs up the Old Trafford outfit’s view that bringing in an interim manager to the end of the season.

It will provide them with space to assess the managerial situation properly.

Mauricio Pochettino is known to be interested in the United job.

But the Premier League club are wary of getting into protracted discussions with PSG that could drag on for longer than they want.

It is understood Carrick will remain in charge for Sunday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Tactical Rangnick

Former German keeper Lutz Pfannenstiel briefly worked with Rangnick at Hoffenheim.

He believes his arrival at Old Trafford will be beneficial for United.

“Ralf Rangnick is a big expert, really one of the best coaches Germany produced in the last 15-20 years, I would say.”

“Everything he did so far was successful.”

“He always was very clear that if he gets the opportunity to work for a big club in England, he wants to do that.”

“So looking at this interim head coach.”

“I think he is the one who really can get everything stabilised to really get Manchester United back on track.”

“And I think he probably was the best man on the market.”

“We like to call him in Germany, the football professor, everything he does is very well thought-out.”

“The way he puts structures in place at every club is something amazing,” he said.

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