Ralf Rangnick has reportedly agreed to become Manchester United’s interim manager. However, Rangnick had rejected a similar offer from Chelsea earlier this year.
The veteran German coach is willing to terminate his contract as sporting director of Lokomotiv Moscow in order to take charge of Manchester United. Rangnick is said to have agreed a six-month contract as interim manager of the Red Devils, then served as team consultant for two years after his tenure ended.
that means Manchester United will be the first club Rangnick has coached since leaving RB Leipzig in 2019. However, Rangnick does have a chance to return to the dugout sooner.
In January, Chelsea made an offer to Ralf Rangnick to fill the position of interim coach to replace Frank Lampard after being sacked. However, Rangnick rejected the offer because he did not want to work for a short time.
“I said: ‘I would love to come and work with you, but I can’t do it for four months. I’m not an interim coach. In the media and the players you will be a ‘four month manager’,” Ragnick said in an interview with the Times, February 2021.
After being denied by Rangnick, Chelsea turned the shot to Thomas Tuchel and was accepted. Tuchel’s appointment ended in success because the Blues then successfully won the Champions League and became the top of the Premier League standings this season.
“If you watch Chelsea now you see a mutual plan regarding when they have to have the ball or the opponent has the ball. Thomas’ tactical level is amazing,” he said.
“Zsolt Low [asisten Tuchel] was my player and assistant coach at Leipzig and played a vital role on his staff. And you can see from the way he interacts with his players, Thomas also has great leadership skills. Appointing him is the best solution. I can only congratulate Thomas and Chelsea for that choice,” said Rangnick, who is now in charge of Man Utd.
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