Ralf Rangnick’s Management of Manchester United Begins

After Micheal Carrick’s cameo on the United bench against Chelsea, we could finally see the new gaffer Ralf Rangnick next weekend.

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Rangnick as interim manager till the end of the season.

While awaiting his work permit, Rangnick could be represented again by Michael Carrick on the United bench against Arsenal on Thursday.

The 63-year old comes to the Premier League with quite the reputation and rave reviews from fellow compatriots Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.

Rangnick will be leaving is role as sports and development head for Lokomotiv Moscow to join United for a year.

As a coach, Rangnick has coached eight teams and has never won less than 41℅ of his games. In 88 games with RB Leipzig, he won 50, including a Cup win. He was also the man at the helm when Schalke reached the semi-final of the Champions League in 2011.

Ironically, Die Königsblauen lost to Manchester United.

Rangnick will also stay on after his interim role, as a consultant for Manchester United, for two years.

According to former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, the Red Devils have appointed “a very experienced man in football”.

The German will have his work cut out for him getting United back to winning and high-flying ways but he will also have to deal with two admirers.

Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel are showing the supremacy of German tactics in the Premier League, and Rangnick will have to match that level of competition.

He will become only the sixth German coach in the Premier League, and historically they’ve always done well. Klopp and Tuchel have taken we’ll to a whole new level though, as they rank in the top five for best win percentage by a coach in EPL history (62.7% and 62.5% respectively).