Manchester United confirm arrival of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

The Red Devils announced in a statement that the German strategist arrives for the rest of the season and will remain linked to the club for two more years.

The Manchester United confirmed this Monday the arrival of the German Ralf rangnick What “interim coach“until the end of this season,” subject to the requirements for a work visa. “

In a statement, the English club said that, after this season, the coach will remain linked to the club as a consultant for the next two years.

Rangnick, 63 years old, thus replaces the post of Michael Carrick, who assumed the bench after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and will leave his current position as sports director of Lokomotiv Moscow.

The northern England club points out that Carrick will continue to lead the first team until the formalities are completed so that Rangnick Obtain your work visa, something that after Brexit (the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union) has become extremely complicated for EU citizens.

The veteran coach was “excited” by the opportunity to coach the Red devils and ready to complete a “successful season” for the club.

“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance between youth and experience. All my efforts in the next six months will go to help these players unfold their potential, individually and, more importantly, as a team,” he said. Rangnick according to the statement.

Starting next season, the coach hopes to “support the club’s long-term goals as an advisor.”

For the club’s football director. John Murtough, Rangnick he is “one of the most respected and innovative coaches in European football”, hence his “number one candidate as interim manager”.

“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him this season, and subsequently in his role as an advisor,” he added.

The United they are eighth in the Premier League, with five games won and as many lost, as well as three draws. In the UEFA Champions League, the team has already qualified for the round of 16.