Rangnick, 63, is currently the sporting director of Lokomotiv Moscow. Michael Carrick led the Red Devils this week and went on to beat Villarreal in the Champions League, advancing them to the Round of 16. The club wants a more experienced coach until the end of the season, then verify an arrival of a size that could be Mauricio Pochettino, the PSG coach, as some media think they know.
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According to the Athletic website, Rangnick, the former manager of RB Leipzig, will already agree with ManU officials and will only wait for the green light from Lokomotiv to be released from his current contract. In a best-case scenario, he will not be able to sit on the bench at Chelsea on Sunday, due to the delays required to obtain a work permit in the UK. So Carrick will likely continue his mission for a few more days.
Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday, a day after his 4-1 loss to low-ranked Watford. The Red Devils have just lost four of their last five Premier League games and are in eighth place, 12 points behind Chelsea. The juniors this summer have not made any difference yet, except perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo, who has several important goals, while Jadon Sancho is still in the acclimation phase and Raphael Varane is injured for a long time. Rangnick is well respected by his compatriots Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea): “He is one of the best German coaches, if not the best”Klopp already said about it.
Having coached Stuttgart, Schalke 04 and Hoffenheim, Rangnick has spent most of the past 10 years at the helm of two teams dominated by Red Bull, RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg. He moved to Moscow surprised everyone last summer.