After nearly three years in charge, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally sacked as Manchester United manager in November 2021, following a humiliating 4-1 away defeat to Watford in the Premier League. Michael Carrick served as caretaker manager for a few games before Ralf Rangnick took over.
Manchester United Consider Making Ralf Rangnick Permanent Manager
Ralf Rangnick May Not Be Leaving Old Trafford Anytime Soon
Rangnick’s first game in charge of the club was a Premier League encounter with Crystal Palace which ended in a 1-0 win for Manchester United. His next game in charge was against Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League and it ended in a 1-1 draw. His third game as manager saw Manchester United snatch a narrow 1-0 away win at Norwich City. Altogether, Rangnick has recorded six wins, three draws and one defeat in his first ten games as manager.
Rangnick signed a deal that would see him take charge of the club till the end of the 2021/22 season. Managers like Roberto Mancini, Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Simone Inzaghi were likely candidates to succeed the 63-year old German tactician. However, following his quite impressive run at the club, Manchester United have considered making him permanent manager, according to The Sun, therefore putting a halt to their search for a potential replacement.
The former Schalke 04, Hoffenheim and Leipzig manager could still be the boss at Old Trafford for some more years, if things go according to plan. At the moment, he seems to have ‘steadied the ship’ at Old Trafford and if he is able to produce positive results in his next games, possibly helping the club to a top four finish on the Premier League table, he most likely will be made the club’s permanent manager.
Apart from boasting six wins from ten games, Rangnick has also been spot on with his substitutions, Marcus Rashford being a notable example. His ability to manager Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration after he was subbed off is also something worthy of note. How well will he fare if he takes charge of the club for the next few years?
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