Ralf Rangnick joins Manchester United on a six months deal ahead of a permanent manager appointment in the summer. (Photo credit: Sky Spor...
|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.