Manchester United appointed Ralf Ragnick as the interim manager until the end of the season.
Manchester United has agreed to appoint Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.
The 63-year-old, known in Germany as the “godfather” of modern coaching, will leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take on the job.
Rangnick’s present club, Lokomotiv, must agree to release him from his contract before the agreement can be finalized, although Manchester United does not expect this to be a problem.
Rangnick has reportedly signed a six-month contract that will expire at the end of May. He will work as a consultant for another two years.
He will not be in charge of the weekend’s game at Chelsea due to work permit issues.
After United’s 4-1 loss to Watford on Sunday morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired. They were relegated to eighth place in the Premier League as a result of the outcome.
Rangnick, who has previously managed Hannover, Schalke, Hoffenheim, and RB Leipzig, was promptly hired after United announced that they would hunt for an interim manager until the season’s conclusion.
At the turn of the century, he also guided the little-known German club, Ulm, to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history.
Rangnick has also had a lot of success as a football director. From 2012 onwards, he served in that capacity for both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, with brief periods as manager at both clubs.
Leipzig advanced from the regional league (fourth tier) to the Bundesliga after Rangnick took over.