Official: Rangnick to lead the Red Devils for the season!

Official: Rangnick to lead the Red Devils for the season!

Manchester United have a new manager, Ralf Rangnick has signed a six month deal with the Premier League club days after the deal was reported as done. They were probably waiting for the derby match against Chelsea to pass for the announcement to be made. Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the first team until Ralf’s work visa is finalised, although it's just a formality.

Manchester United football director John Murtough stated that Rangnick was the first target of the club for the interim role. This might be true as they were rejected by Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino for the long-term managerial spot.

"Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football. He was our number one candidate for interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching," stated the director. 

Murtough confirmed the German manager will have a further two years at the club past the summer in an advisory role.

Ralf Rangnick speaks perfect English, even better than Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp despite never working in England before, and has addressed the public.

"I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club. 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."

United wanted to place on record its thanks to Lokomotiv Moscow for their co-operation in the process of bringing Ralf to Old Trafford.

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