|Ralf Rangnick joins Manchester United on a six months deal ahead of a permanent manager appointment in the summer. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Manchester United have announced Ralf Rangnick as their new manager albeit on the interim until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer last week.
Rangnick, a renowned pragmatist leaves his role as the head
of sport development at Locomotive Moscow and upon the expiration of his
managerial contract at Old Trafford, he’ll move on to become a consultant to
the club on football and recruitment.
Manchester United will host Arsenal on Thursday and hope
they will be able to have their new German tactician in the dugout with entry clearance
and work permit dragging on due to the recently imposed Brexit rules.
"I am excited to be joining Manchester United and
focused on making this a successful season for the club," Rangnick said.
"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."
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino remains United’s long term target.