Ralf Rangnick, the new interim manager of Manchester United, is on the verge of accepting the job after the club promised ‘new guarantees’ about a future role. After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by the Red Devils at the weekend, the German looks set to fill the managerial vacancy at Old Trafford on a six-month contract. United had reportedly drawn up a five-man shortlist of potential replacements for the sacked Norwegian, but it appears Rangnick will be the man chosen to steady the ship until a long-term successor is appointed in the summer. The news of the former Schalke and RB Leipzig manager’s impending arrival comes amid reports that the 63-year-old has been assured of a future role with the Manchester club after his six-month contract expires.
Ralf Rangnick is close to joining Manchester United on a six-month contract as manager before moving on to another role at the club (Image: Maja Hitij)
According to Fabrizio Romano, Rangnick has been promised ‘new guarantees’ from United regarding a future consultancy role at the club starting in June.
After his temporary managerial stint ends, the German will assume additional responsibilities at the club, including the ability to influence player and manager decisions.
According to Romano, talks between United and Rangnick’s current club Lokomotiv Moscow are still ongoing, but the Red Devils remain optimistic that a deal will be reached soon. Will Ralf Rangnick be a good fit for Manchester United?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Rangnick has previously had significant success as a director of football, having held that position for both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig from 2012 onwards, assisting the latter on their rise from the fourth tier of German football to the bright lights of the Champions League.
Rangnick has previously enjoyed significant success as a director of football, having held that role for both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig from 2012 onwards, assisting the latter on their rise from the fourth tier of German football to the bright lights of
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