Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick of Manchester United. Photo: Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Ralf Rangnick poised to take over at Manchester United, lawyer confirms

Ralf Rangnick is poised to take over as interim manager of Premier League giants Manchester United, his lawyer has confirmed.

Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick of Manchester United. Photo: Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Ralf Rangnick is poised to take over as interim manager of Premier League giants Manchester United, after his lawyer said on Friday the contract is being finalised.

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Rangnick’s legal representative confirmed to AFP subsidiary SID that the final points of the deal are being ironed out.

The 63-year-old Ralf Rangnick is currently head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

The German is poised to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the season after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following a dreadful start to United’s Premier League campaign.

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According to German magazine Kicker, Rangnick is poised to sign a deal until May 2022 and then work as a consultant at Manchester United for two further years.

United are planning to make a permanent appointment at the end of the campaign, with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino strongly linked with the job.

Having helped oversee RB Leipzig’s rise from the fifth tier of German football to the Bundesliga and Champions League, Rangnick comes with huge experience.

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Michael Carrick took charge of the Manchester United team for Tuesday’s Champions League win at Villarreal, which secured progress to the knockout stage.

If Rangnick takes the helm of Manchester United, he will be the third German manager currently in England’s top flight alongside Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.