When looking for a new coach, Manchester United has apparently struck gold. As ‘The Athletic’ reports, the English have reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick. The 63-year-old is expected to sign a six-month contract at Old Trafford. Due to regulations relating to his work permit, he will not look after the team on the weekend against Chelsea (Sunday, 5:30 p.m.).
In principle, only the role of interim coach is intended for Rangnick. According to the report, however, after the end of his coaching engagement, he will be in one for two years “Advisory role” work for United. Which item this will correspond to in detail is currently still open.
Rangnick is currently the Managing Director of Sports and Communication for Lokomotiv Moscow. It wasn’t until yesterday, Wednesday, that the 63-year-old was not interested in moving to Manchester. So now the U-turn.
Will Pochettino stay?
Should Rangnick actually join the Red Devils, this would most likely be tantamount to Mauricio Pochettino staying at Paris St. Germain. The Argentine is considered the favorite for the coaching chair at Old Trafford, but will apparently have to wait until the end of the season – just like Zinedine Zidane, who will then probably take over at PSG.