The signing of a new manager for Manchester United is imminent. However, it is a short-term contract responsible for the rest of the season.
The Athletic reported on the 26th (Korean time) that “Man United have agreed to a short-term contract with Ralph Langnick (63), Lokomotiv Moscow sports director.” This is a contract to lead Manchester United as manager for the remaining six months of the season and then take on team consulting for two years.
Manchester United sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskär on the 21st. The reason was sexual dysfunction. Since then, he has been playing the season as acting manager Michael Carrick.
Rangnick has coached Stuttgart, Schalke 04, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. After working in Red Bull Salzburg, Austria, he is currently working as a sports director in Moscow. He is a manager who has had a great influence on German football to the extent that he is called the father of modern German football. Also known as ‘Professor’.
According to The Sun, United were contemplating five candidates.
The finalists were Langnick, former FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Fabre, former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca and Lyon manager Rudi Garcia Olympique. Manchester United’s choice has been solidified in the direction of manager Rangnick.
However, The Sun added: “When Rangnick’s contract expires, Manchester United may again target Mauricio Pochettino, who could not be brought in due to opposition from Paris Saint-Germain.