Man Utd close to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim boss: reports

The 63 year old German coach Rangnick is close to join United as interim manager on a six month contract

By Web Desk
November 25, 2021
Ralf Rangnick. Photo Source:Twitter

The 63-year-old German coach Ralf Rangnick is close to joining Manchester United as an interim manager on a six month contract until the end of season as he reaches an agreement with the club. 

Though United is on terms with Rangnic, but not the club Lokomotiv Moscow where he is currently working as the head of sports and development. 

The Athletic also understands that the agreement is subject to Rangnick’s current club agreeing to release him from his contract, although United don't anticipate this to be a problem.

On Sunday Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was sacked after United suffered a humiliating 4-1 loss to Watford, which eventually ended the Norwegian's trophy less three years tenure.

Currently, on the Premier League points table, 20 times winners sits on the 8th position behind under-dog clubs West Ham and Wloves.

Work permit reasons mean he will not be in charge in time for the weekend’s game at Chelsea.

Manchester United also made it clear that they were looking to hire an interim manager until the end of season quickly moved for Rangnick, who has previously managed Hannover, Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.

Rangnick also achieved success as a director of football at both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig from 2012 onward.