Manchester United reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick about interim job

Manchester United ‘reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick on interim manager position’ with German ready to leave Lokomotiv Moscow role

Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become the club’s new interim boss.

The Red Devils parted ways from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday after their 4-1 hammer blow from Watford, with the club languishing in eighth position in the league table.

United have been looking for a new interim boss who will take charge until the end of the season, with Rangnick on a shortlist of candidates including Lucien Favre and Ernesto Valverde.

And the athletic reports that an agreement has been reached with Rangnick whereby he will leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take on the role.

The Russian club has yet to agree to release Rangnick from his contract, although United are not expected to see this as an obstacle for the 63-year-old who takes over.

Rangnick’s modern coaching is regarded as the ‘Godfather of German football’ and has revolutionized the game in his home country. The same outlet reports that he will take on a two-year advisory role once his six-month responsibilities expire.

Rangnick will not be in charge of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea due to work permits. The 63-year-old previously managed Hannover, Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.

More to follow.