The nearing signing of Ralf Rangnick as the interim Manchester United manager will include a tactical genius to the squad, right on time. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the previous manager lost his job last Sunday, after a string of disappointing performances. Speculations are high, the favourites to be recruited full time are Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag. Both are committed to PSG and Ajax, respectively until this season concludes.
Ralf Rangnick: The Fan Favourite
Ralf Rangnick has emerged to be the favourite name this afternoon for the open position. Former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde came out to be an initial favourite. However, this possibility has been ruled out. BesidesRangnick, the fan favourite, other possible names in the list include Rudi Garcia, Paulo Fonseca and Lucien Favre.
The emphasis on the tactical parameter is the exact need of Manchester United at this moment. The playing staff quality is arguably one of the best worldwide. However, the major lacking has been in tactical awareness and a modern approach to the game. Rangnick perhaps is the best individual to incorporate all these ingredients to derive expected results.
Reportedly, Rangnick insisted that the contract should include a further part at the club beyond the interim manager’s post. It is something, that could appear as a consultancy position after the six-month caretaker role concludes.
The deal is still to be signed after successful negotiation considering the compensation package with Lokomotive Moscow, the 63-year old German’s present club. Fans are assuming, the negotiation will be soon closed successfully. Once these things are sorted, Rangnick should take up the role from the coming week itself after sure approval.
Overcoming all the hurdles, how Manchester United performs in Rangnick’s rein, will be something United lovers would be eager to see.