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Friday, January 28, 2022

Manchester United reaches an agreement with a new manager

Man Utd has reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become an interim manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed as United manager on Sunday morning after their 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Ralf Rangnick is a German professional football manager, sports executive, and former player who works as Head of Sports and Development at Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 63-year-old, who is seen as the ‘godfather’ of modern coaching in Germany, is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role.

Rangnick has agreed on a six-month deal until the end of May. He will have a further two years in a consultancy role.

Ralf Rangnick, who has previously managed Hannover, Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. He also took little-known German side Ulm to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history at the start of this century.

However, the Red Devils have been unable to get a deal sorted prior to the visit to Chelsea on Sunday.

That means Michael Carrick will continue in the dugout and have the opportunity to win his first Premier League match as a manager. Rangnick is nicknamed ‘The Professor’ having pioneered Gegenpressing in his native country.

He is said to have inspired top coaches like Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann.

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