Ralf Rangnick appointed by Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick
Ralf/Photo courtesy BBC File

Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as its interim coach until the end of this season. After the end of the season Ralf will work with United on a consultancy role for a period of two years.

John Murtough, Manchester United football director, said: “Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football. He was our number one candidate for interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching.

“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role.”

Ralf Rangnick said that he is excited to join Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club.

“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience. All my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.”Ralf said.

Ralf had been working with Lokomotiv Moscow as head of sports and development.

Aged 63 Ralf brings in the much needed experience to United as he is credited with turning around club fortunes, he has managed including with Leipzig, Schalke and Hoffenheim.

The managerial position fell vacant after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parted ways, Michael Carrick stepping in as an acting interim manager.

Carrick will continue guiding the team until Ralf’s work visa is approved

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