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Manchester United Confirm Ralf Rangnick As Interim Manager On Six-month Contract Until End Of The Season

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Manchester United have announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim boss until the end of the season.


The German, 63, leaves his role as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take the job at Old Trafford.

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He arrives at the Theatre of Dreams with his struggling side sat eighth in the Premier League table, already 12 points behind leaders Chelsea after drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Rangnick is widely regarded as a pioneer of gegenpressing, and has influenced the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann with his methods.


He has also helped to unearth stars of the future including Erling Haaland while working behind the scenes, as he also takes on a consultancy role at United.

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Rangnick has held numerous managerial positions, but has largely opted to step back in recent years.

His CV includes stints at Hoffenheim, Schalke, RB Leipzig, Stuttgart and Hannover.

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He could bring his famous 4-2-2-2 formation to Old Trafford, and is bound to turn his new side into a coherent pressing unit – something that has not been the case at United for some time.

Rangnick turned down Chelsea in January because he felt that he’s ‘no interim coach’.

But his stance appears to have changed when it comes to Man United.

Some fans have pondered where Cristiano Ronaldo will fit in to his new boss’ pressing style.

The Portuguese was dropped to the bench for Sunday’s clash with Chelsea by caretaker Michael Carrick – although Gary Neville reckons that Rangnick picked the team.

Luke Shaw, meanwhile, may face a battle to impress his new boss, after Rangnick claimed that he’s ‘not so sure’ if the England left-back is ‘on the same kind of level you need for a club like Man United.’

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is convinced that Rangnick is the man to get United back into the Champions League.

But Roy Keane slammed his old club for appointing an interim boss.

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