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Man Utd Appoint Ralf Rangnick as Interim Manager

by Zablon Ondari
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Manchester United has appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work permit requirements.

The 63-year-old German replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked on 21st November following a humiliating 4-1 defeat by Watford.

Rangnick joins United from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, where he was manager of sports and development.

“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” Rangnick was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

“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.”

At the end of the season, Rangnick will take on a consultancy role at Old Trafford for a further two years.

For his part, John Murtough, Manchester United football director said: “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.”

Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the first team until Ralf’s work visa is finalised.

Rangnick is expected to take charge of his first game when United host rivals Arsenal in the English Premier League clash on 2nd December.

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