Manchester United has officially confirmed that Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season.
The appointment is subject to work visa requirements.
According to a statement published on the club’s website this morning, following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.
Speaking on his new role, Ralf Rangnick: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club.
“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience [and] all my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.
“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”
John Murtough – Director of Football at Manchester United – added: “Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football.
“He was our number one candidate for interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role.”
Michael Carrick will remain in charge of the first team until Ralf’s work visa is finalised.
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