Manchester United has appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, with an additional two years on a consultancy role.
Rangnick will take over from Michael Carrick, who was in temporary charge of the team for last week’s 2-0 Champions League triumph over Villarreal and Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on 21st November.
“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” said Rangnick.
“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience. 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.”
If Rangnick’s permit is not processed in time Carrick will be in charge of Thursday’s home clash against Arsenal.
Rangnick was the head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and left after an agreement was finalized between the two clubs.