Man United Reach Agreement To Appoint Ralf Rangnick As Interim Manager

RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick.

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Man United have reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to appoint him as the new manager on an interim basis.

The German – who is widely known as the godfather of modern coaching in Germany – will be replacing Michael Carrick who took charge of his first game against Villarreal earlier this week. Carrick took over as interim manager following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking on Sunday.

But despite not a long time being elapsed since the Norwegian’s exit, United have already struck gold in their attempts to replace him. According to the Athletic’s David Ornstein, the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Rangnick for a six-month contract.

The veteran is expected to step down from his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow in order to complete the move.

Furthermore, following the end of his short tenure as interim manager, the former RB Leipzig boss will reportedly work with the Premier League side for a further two years in a consultancy role.

It is said that the agreement is subjected to Lokomotiv agreeing to release him from his contract. However, the English giants do not expect that process to be a difficult one.

Meanwhile, the Mancunians are working on getting their new gaffer’s work permit approved before their tie against Chelsea this Sunday. Should the process take longer than expected, the 63-year-old will take charge of his first game against Arsenal next week.

On the other hand, the German manager brings in a very different approach from all the previous managers the Old Trafford outfit have appointed since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. How the players cope with a rigorous pressing approach and which of them last under him will definitely be something to be seen.