[시사포커스 / 이근우 기자] Interim manager Ralph Langnick has said he has no regrets about taking over at Manchester United.
ESPN, an American sports media outlet, said on the 16th (Korean time), “Manager Rangnick said he has no regrets about leaving Manchester United. “We face the prospect of missing out on a spot in the Champions League next season,” he said.
After sacking director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November of last year, Rangnick, the ‘master of Gegenpressing’, was appointed. However, coach Rangnick, who was appointed as a ‘firefighter’, was not the answer for the 2021-2022 season. At the beginning of his tenure, the focus was shifted to coach Rangnick’s failure to take control of the squad.
Manchester United are only 7th in the English Premier League this season with 51 points from 14 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses. The gap between Tottenham Hotspur (18 wins, 3 draws, 10 losses, 57 points), Arsenal (17 wins, 3 draws, 10 losses, 54 points) and West Ham United (15 wins, 6 draws, 11 losses, 51 points) is not very large, but the current standings are serious. am.
Regarding this, coach Rangnick said, “As a manager, I have no regrets at all. I question myself what could have been done better, but I think United knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Otherwise, Solskjaer would have taken the helm.”
Ahead of the season, United have signed Rafael Varane and Jadon Sancho, followed by a return to Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the season as a whole has been underperforming. The UEFA Champions League were eliminated in the round of 16, and it is unclear where they will advance to the next season.
Ajax manager Eric Ten Haag is expected to become Manchester United’s next manager. Rangnick plans to step down from consulting to help Manchester United as soon as a new full-time manager takes over.
On the other hand, Manchester United fell to 7th place, but the gap is not large, so there is interest in whether coach Rangnick can raise the rankings again.