This Monday the Manchester United made official the announcement of the arrival of Ralf rangnick as the new coach of the team. The 63-year-old German, who until now served as sports director of the Lokomotiv of Moscow, thus becomes the successor of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, in principle, will be in charge of the Red Devils on an interim basis until the end of the current season. Then you will assume a consultant role for the next two years.
“I am excited to join Manchester United and focused on having a successful season with the club. The roster is full of talents and has a great balance between experience and youth. All my efforts in the next six months will be put in helping these footballers to reach their maximum potential in the individual but, above all, as a team “, said Rangnick in his first statements as coach of the team that is eighth in the current tournament of the Premier League and that they have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
After having trained the Stuttgart, Schalke and Hoffenheim, Rangnick spent the last ten years working for two clubs controlled by Red Bull, the RB Leipzig and the RB Salzburg. Last European summer he became sports director of the Lokomotiv of Moscow to general surprise. From Manchester United they especially thanked the Russian team for their collaboration so that Rangnick can sit on his bench.
“Ralf is one of the most respected and innovative coaches in European football. He was our number one candidate for the interim manager position, due to the invaluable leadership and technical skills that he will bring from his nearly four decades of experience as a coach and manager, ”said John Murtough, Manchester Football Area Director. United. The manager also confirmed that An agreement has been reached that, after the close of this season, Rangnick will continue with the club in a consultant role for the next two years.
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