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Man United sever Ralf Rangnick ties ‘because Erik ten Hag DIDN’T want to work with him’

Power struggle behind Rangnick’s early departure: Erik ten Hag, New Man United boss, DID NOT want to work with Ralf, leading to club severing ties after refusing to meet face-to-face

  • Erik ten Hag played a crucial role in the departure of Ralf Rangnick from Manchester United
  • Ten Hag was not willing to work with Rangnick in his proposed advisory role
  • Rangnick would take on the role after the end of 2021/22 for two years
  • The German wanted a personal conversation, but only received a phone call
  • United officials were reportedly “annoyed” by the German’s comments
  • Rangnick suggested that as many as 10 signatures should be put in the summer

The new manager of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, played a crucial role in breaking ties with Ralf Rangnick at the end of last season.

Ten Hag was unwilling to work alongside Rangnick in his proposed advisory role at the club, which he would fulfill at the end of the season, Ten Hag said. ESPN

Reports also suggest Rangnick had expected to have a detailed face-to-face meeting about the club’s future with the Dutchman, but ten Hag was only willing to give him a phone call.

Erik ten Hag was unwilling to work alongside Ralf Rangnick in his proposed advisory role

Erik ten Hag was unwilling to work alongside Ralf Rangnick in his proposed advisory role

Rangnick only won 11 out of 29 matches

Rangnick only won 11 out of 29 matches

The relationship between the German and ten Hag started on an icy basis, after the Dutchman was unwilling to meet in person on his arrival at United.

Club bosses then began severing ties with Rangnick after talks with ten Hag, ending ‘by mutual consent’ the new Austrian manager’s disastrous term in Manchester.

a united pronunciation confirmed Rangnick’s departure two weeks after the end of the season, saying: “We would like to thank Ralf Rangnick for his efforts as interim manager over the past six months.

By mutual agreement, Ralf will now focus solely on his new role as manager of the Austrian national team and will therefore not take up a consultancy role at Old Trafford.

“We want to wish Ralf the best of luck in this next chapter of his career.”

The German struggled to get consistent performances from United during his stint

The German struggled to get consistent performances from United during his stint

And reports suggest club bosses became “increasingly annoyed” by Rangnick’s remark at press conferences, where he revealed some of the club’s recruitment flaws during the January transfer window.

He told reporters that the club couldn’t land ‘Julian Alvarez, Luis Diaz and Dusan Vlahovic’ who were all on his wish list, openly admitting that the club needed at least ’10 signings’ to be competitive next season.

The German, who previously played for RB Leipzig, Schalke and Hoffenheim, took over at United in November but led them to their worst ever points total in a Premier League season, with just 58 points.

He won just 11 of his 29 games in charge, and while Rangnick was never appointed on the basis of his leadership abilities, the club must have been very disappointed in the number of lackluster appearances.

Ten Hag is aiming for a number of Ajax players for this window, both old and current

Ten Hag is aiming for a number of Ajax players for this window, both old and current

The relationship between the German and ten Hag started on an icy basis, after the Dutchman was unwilling to meet in person on his arrival at United.

Club bosses then began severing ties with Rangnick after talks with ten Hag, ending ‘by mutual consent’ the new Austrian manager’s disastrous term in Manchester.

They have also reportedly asked Rangnick to sign a nondisclosure agreement following his departure from Old Trafford, and he will now focus all his efforts on his job as manager of the Austrian national team.



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