Manchester United has announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.
Man Utd unveils new interim manager
Man Utd's new interim manager speaks.
According to a press statement released on Monday, November 29, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.
“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.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role," John Murtough, Manchester United football director said.
Ralf expressed excitement to be join Manchester United adding that he was 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,” the newly appointed interim manager said.
Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the first team until Ralf’s work visa is finalised.
The club thanked Lokomotiv Moscow, a Russian football club, for co-operation in the process of helping Ralf join Manchester United.