Manchester United has reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick for an interim role

Manchester United has reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick for an interim role

Ralf Rangnick has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become their interim manager.

Regarded as the ‘godfather’ of modern coaching in Germany, the 63-year-old is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role.

The agreement is subject to Rangnick’s current club, Lokomotiv, agreeing to release him from his contract, although Manchester United do not anticipate this to be a problem. The Athletic reports that Rangnick will sign a six-month contract before moving onto a consultancy role for two years.

The deal is subject to the approval of the Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, where he’s working as the Head of Sport and Development.

Work permit issues mean Rangnick, 63, won’t be in charge for the Red Devils’ Premier League clash at Chelsea on Sunday leaving Michael Carrick with the load to carry against Thomas Tuchel’s table-topping side.

The appointment means Manchester United have shelved their bid to get Mauricio Pochettino temporarily, however, it’s understood the club is still keen on making the Paris Saint-Germain boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor.

By: Elisha Aberiganya | Follow us on Twitter @activtvgh

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