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Outgoing interim boss Ralf Rangnick is keen to host a debrief with incoming manager Erik ten Hag

Outgoing caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick is keen to arrange a briefing with incoming Man United manager Erik ten Hag to discuss the problems at Old Trafford… but the German has had no sign the club bosses want him. a meeting is held.

  • Ralf Rangnick wants to meet Erik ten Hag once he takes over at Man United
  • Rangnick wants to inform you of the problems he has encountered at the club
  • He hopes their conversation will help Ten Hag navigate politics at Manchester United.

Ralf Rannick is keen to meet Erik ten Hag and provide a full account of the problems he has encountered at Manchester United in a bid to help his successor manage politics at the club, but has received no indication from the club that such meeting will take place.

United are focusing on finishing the season next weekend and any meeting would have to wait until after their final game against Crystal Palace. But Rangnick was not part of the summit meeting in Amsterdam last week, which included John Murtough’s director of football, Steve McClaren, who is likely to join ten Hag at United, and ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax, Mitchell van der Gaag, who will also be an assistant at Old Trafford.

Rangnick has been in contact with ten Hag through an intermediary, Lars Kornetka, who will be Rangnick’s No. 2 in the Austrian role, taking over next month. Kornetka worked with ten Hag at Bayern Munich in 2013-14, when the Dutchman was in charge of Bayern’s B team and Kornetka was a video analyst, and the pair remain close.

Ralf Rangnick wants to meet Erik ten Hag once he takes over Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick wants to meet Erik ten Hag once he takes over Manchester United

As such, there is a possibility that ten Hag will find out about what has been a disastrous season at United, with locker room politics understood to have contributed to his worst season in the Premier League.

But the fact that no formal contact has yet taken place calls into question how seriously the club are taking the role of adviser to Rangnick, which will run until 2024 and was announced with great fanfare alongside his appointment. as interim coach last November.

Rangnick is understood to be interested in taking on a full consultant role and took the Austria job in part because it does not have the same demands as day-to-day management of the club and would allow him to have a significant presence at United.

Rangnick wants to inform Erik ten Hag (above) of the problems he has encountered at the club

Rangnick wants to inform Erik ten Hag (above) of the problems he has encountered at the club

Rangnick hopes their conversation will help Ten Hag navigate Manchester United politics

Rangnick hopes their conversation will help Ten Hag navigate Manchester United politics

But he was not involved in ten Hag’s appointment and has no previous relationship with him. Unless the United hierarchy are saving talks for the end of the season, for now it looks like his role will be minimal.

Despite Rangnick’s track record of signing standout young players for Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim and his renowned experience in the area, he is not yet part of the discussion with ten Hag.

Ten Hag is pushing for transfer targets to be finalized in the next two weeks and decisions to be made on which players will be sold and which will remain so the club can tackle the summer transfer market well prepared.

It is understood that Frenkie de Jong was not discussed at length at Thursday’s Amsterdam summit. De Jong worked with ten Hag at Ajax, but Barcelona want at least €100m for the defensive midfielder and United would not approve of paying that much.

However, Murtough and ten Hag are discussing their summer plans and trying to make progress before he arrives at the club.

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