Manchester United has appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the Premier League season, eight days after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 63- year-old German has joined from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he was manager of sports and development and will take over from caretaker boss Michael Carrick.
He’ll also take on a two-year consultancy part at the club.
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John Murtough, United’s football director, said”Ralf is one of the most reputed coaches and originators in European football.
“He was our number one seeker for an interim manager, reflecting the inestimable leadership and specialized skills he’ll bring from nearly four decades of experience in operation and coaching.
“Everyone at the club is looking ahead to working with him during the season ahead, and also for a farther two years in his premonitory role.”
Solskjaer was removed after United’s 4-1 defeat by Watford this month, their seventh loss in 13 games across all competitions which left them eighth in the Premier League standings.
Former midfielder Carrick-who has overseen a Champions League victory over Villarreal and a draw at Premier League leaders Chelsea, where he dropped Cristiano Ronaldo-will remain in caretaker charge until Rangnick’s work visa is finalized.
New boss Rangnick said:
“I’m agitated to be joining Manchester United and concentrated on making this a successful season for the club.
“The team is full of gifts and has a great balance of youth and experience. All my labors for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfill their implicit, both collectively and, most importantly, as a team.
“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”
Let us see how the united team will play against Arsenal on Thursday night, week 13 of the 2021/2022 English Premier League.