Jurgen Klopp Reacts To Ralf Rangnick Joining Manchester United

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Ralf Rangnick’s imminent arrival to Manchester United is “not good news for other teams”, according to Jurgen Klopp.

United have agreed to a six-month deal with Rangnick to take over as interim manager until the summer following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian, despite doing a commendable job in rebuilding the squad, failed to establish a coherent system on the pitch, with his side conceding stupid goals on a regular basis this season.

Regarded as a tactical visionary in Germany, Rangnick seems exactly the sort of coach the star-studded roster needs at Carrington.

His expertise has influenced the likes Klopp and Thomas Tuchel – with whom he’d go head-to-head in the Premier League now.

Klopp, who has previously declared Rangnick as “one of the best, if not the best German coach”, believes his fellow countryman will add organisation – a lack of which was exploited by his Liverpool side at Old Trafford last month – to the United side.

“Yeah, unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to Manchester United,” the Liverpool boss said in his press conference ahead of the Southampton clash.

“United will be organised, I think, on the pitch. I think we should realise that and that’s obviously not good news for other teams.”

The incoming interim United manager might be a worry for his rivals in the league, but the young coaching duo of Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna can learn a lot from the German, if he decides to keep them in his backroom staff.