Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager
Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.
Rangnick's appointment has been expected for the past few days, with some even suggesting he had a hand in the team selection for their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, which club officials denied.
He will be in charge for the rest of the season and will then continue in a consultancy role for a further two years beyond that.
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.
Ralf Rangnick said: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club.
“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.”