Manchester United are close to appointing Ralf Rangnick as an interim manager. He will take on this role until the end of the current season which is when the club will look for a permanent manager. 

Manchester United Close To Appointing Ralf Rangnick 

When Will He Take Over?

Ralf Rangnick was one of the names brought up as an option after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked. The former Manchester United manager parted ways with the club after a bad set of results which ended with a humiliating 4-1 loss to Watford. Since then Michael Carrick has been appointed as a temporary manager. The former England midfielder has only managed one game in charge which was a 2-0 win in the Champions League against Villarreal. 

Although Rangnick is heavily linked with the job, he won’t be in charge of Manchester United’s next fixture against Chelsea. The 63-year-old will need to get his work permit before he is able to officially take charge. Therefore, Michael Carrick will lead the club for at least one or two more games. Manchester United have made it clear that they didn’t want a permanent manager until the season ended. This suggests the club already has a target lined up and many believe it could be Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag. 

What Has Rangnick Accomplished?

Ralf Rangnick has built a well-respected reputation whilst managing several German teams. This includes Schalke, RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim, Stuttgart and Hannover.

He won the German Cup back in 2011 with Schalke and guided the German side to a Champions League semi-final in the same year. Schalke would lose the semi-final to Manchester United who were then beaten in the final by Barcelona. Rangnick also led RB Leipzig to their first ever German Cup final in 2019 but came up short to Bayern Munich. 

Rangnick is considered a legend amongst German managers and has inspired the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann. Jurgen Klopp once described Rangnick as “one of the best, if not the best German coach”. It’s clear that Rangnick is a coaching legend in Germany and as he edges closer to the Manchester United job, we will see how he does in the Premier League.

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