Ralf Rangnick has been granted a work permit to begin work as Manchester United’s interim manager. However, he won’t be available for tonight’s Arsenal clash, but will be in charge against Crystal Palace this weekend.
His time on the training pitch at Carrington will end in the summer, following which he will move upstairs into a consultancy role, and will be expected to help the club in acquiring new players ahead of other top European rivals.
It is understood he has already been promised a lucrative deal if he manages to secure United’s long-term target at the end of the season.
The Premier League giants are keen to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Due to a release clause in his contract, negotiations with the Bundesliga outfit should be straightforward, but United will still have to fight with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Chelsea to convince the Norwegian striker to move to Old Trafford.
United are looking to utilise Rangnick’s good relationship with the Haaland family, BILD have reported.
The German oversaw Haaland’s transfer from Molde to RB Salzburg, and will be paid a handsome reward, reported to be in the region of €10m, if he can work his magic again – this time in Manchester.
Despite an eye-watering bonus on the line, his first priority will be to get the best out of the current crop of talents at United.