Manchester United have confirmed that Ralf Rangnick will manage the team until the end of the season. The 63-year-old German, who has taken charge of the likes of Schalke and RB Leipzig in the past, replaces Michael Carrick as the temporary boss while the club continue to search for a permanent long-term successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked earlier this month.
Rangnick brings with him a wealth of experience, and United fans will be desperately hoping he can help turn around their so-far miserable season.
He will move into a behind-the-scenes role at the end of the campaign, and could have a big say in naming his replacement in the dugout when the time comes.
Speaking following the announcement, United’s football director John Murtough 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.”