Officially: Ralf Rangnick is the new coach of Manchester United!!
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The bomb from England- Ralf Rangnick will succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the Manchester United bench! The exclusive news was first announced by the prestigious Athletic. Manchester United and the German expert agreed on temporary cooperation until the end of the season.
But that's not all. It was agreed that Rangnick would stay at the club for another two years after that as an advisor for football issues. Rangnick comes to Manchester United from Moscow's Lokomotiv, where he took over the role of director of sports and development of the club at the end of last season.
However, he could not refuse the invitation from Old Trafford, despite the big plans in Moscow ... United has been looking for a new coach since Sunday when Ole Gunnar Solskjær was officially fired after a convincing defeat against Watford.
The Norwegian was replaced as a temporary solution in the Champions League by his assistant Michael Carrick and achieved a victory against Villarreal, but the club did not think of giving him a further chance. They were looking for a strong coaching name, Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Eric ten Haag, Ernesto Valverde were mentioned, and in the end, a somewhat surprising chance was given to the experienced Rangnick.
Pochettino was the first option, but Paris Saint-germain did not want to let go of the coach they brought in less than a year ago in the middle of the season. When all efforts to hire Pochettino definitely failed, United went for Rangnick and quickly agreed with him.
It is just waiting for the German to agree on the terms of the break-up with the Russians, which will not be a serious problem.
However, that is why he should not be expected this weekend on the bench of the Red Devils against Chelsea.
The team will again be led by Michael Carrick with assistants. Rangnick is known as a great football creator, the "Godfather of German football", a man who has repeatedly built entire clubs from scratch, but also someone who has not won a trophy in his career.
He started in the B team of Stuttgart, and the road took him further through Reutlingen, Ulm, the first team of Stuttgart, Hannover, Schalke, Hoffenheim, again Schalke, and finally Leipzig. He is valued more as a manager, talent hunter, and operative capable of managing systems than as a coach.
"I am a coach, that is my first and basic occupation, but I am also a manager. Sports and economic results are part of the same project in modern sports." "The head coach does his best to choose players who will suit his football philosophy and must not allow depending on other people's decisions." "See how Jurgen Klopp does it in Liverpool.
And there are great results right away. Every club needs to maintain a medium- and long-term project. And it all starts with a key concept: clear ideas of the football you want to play. " Ralph Rangnick had spoken earlier.