OFFICIAL: Rangnick is Man United’s new manager

Manchester United have confirmed Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager until the end of the season.

The German, who replaced the departed Ole Gunner Solskjaer has also agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.

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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.”

Interestingly, Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the first team until Ralf’s work visa is finalised.

Manchester United 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.”

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