Manchester United appoints Ralf Rangnick manager on interim basis.
Written by News Room on December 2, 2021
Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.
The 63-year-old takes over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked on 21 November following a defeat by Watford.
Rangnick who has left his role as head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the job said that he was excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season.
Following the end of this season, Rangnick will stay on at Old Trafford for an additional two years in a consultancy role.
His first game in charge of United, who are eighth in the Premier League, could be against Arsenal on Thursday if his work permit application is received in time If not, temporary manager Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the side.
Carrick, along with all the current coaching team, will remain at the club, while Rangnick will bring a limited number of his own staff.