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Ralf Rangnick - "I am excited to be joining Manchester United."

Updated: Nov 30, 2021


Ralf Rangnick will stay at United for an additional two years in a consultancy role. [Getty]
Ralf Rangnick will stay at United for an additional two years in a consultancy role. [Getty]

Manchester United sign Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.


Premier League giants Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, subject to work visa requirements.


Rangnick will be replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked last weekend (on the 21st of November) after the 4-1 loss to Watford.


The 63-year-old resigned from his position - as head of sports and development - at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the hot seat at Old Trafford.


But, once the current season comes to an end, Rangnick will stay at United for an additional two years in a consultancy role.


"I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season," said Rangnick.


"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.


"Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club's longer-term goals on a consultancy basis."


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.”


Rangnick's first game in charge of United, who are eighth in the Premier League, could be against Arsenal on Thursday if his work permit application is sorted soon enough.


If not, Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the side.



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