Manchester United finally appoint Ralf Rangnick, as the interim manager role until the end of the season. Rangnick has been an admirer of English football for a long long time. Appointing the right candidate at this time of the season has never been easy for any club.
Rangnick who initially declined the offer on Monday was convinced only when his terms were met. Ralf Rangnick told the Man Utd board on Monday, he’ll accept this interim job only if future ‘consultancy’ with power on club choices will be included in the deal.
What does Ralf Rangnick bring at Man United?
As various journalists have reported, that he is a projects person. He’s a guy, who will come in and sink his teeth into a project for a number of years. He’ll devise the blueprint and make it happen. He’s a professional who would never take up projects in the short term. With a wealth of experience, Ragnick already knows what style of football he wants to implement and play.
If rumors are to be believed, Ralf Rangnick is bringing in Lars Kornetka as his assistant manager at Manchester United. Lars has previously worked with Rangnick (at Schalke), Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig) as well as Pep Guardiola (at Bayern Munich). Once he moves into the consulting role, he will have major control over the transfers, the structure, and appointments. He will play a pivotal role to appoint the next permanent manager.
Rangnick has a clear plan and vision that he loves playing high pressing, counter-attacking football. He will waste no time in implementing this style of play at Old Trafford. For fans who have always seen Man United’s fast pace counter-attacking football, Rangnick’s style will certainly suit the club’s stature. Even though his preferred formation has been 4-4-2, Rangnick has also adapted to a 4-3-3 or 4-1-4-1 or a 4-1-2-1-2 in modern football.
This is how the team could line up in various formations:
Regarded as a pioneer of Gegenpressing, his appointment has certainly excited the fans. For fans, the most exciting part would be to see what he brings to the table, once he takes over as a Sporting Director after the end of the season. With so many elite managers expected to be available by summer, Rangnick will have a difficult decision to make. The board for once in a long time has taken a wise decision footballing wise. As Rangnick is fondly respected to identify the right talent for the right position, the board can certainly bank upon his expertise and expect favorable results on the pitch.
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