MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager, according to reports.
The move is subject to his current club Lokomotiv Moscow allowing him to leave, report The Athletic.
Ralf Rangnick is known as the ‘godfather’ of modern coaching in Germany[/caption]
He is currently head of sports and development at the Russian club but it is believed that United do not think there will be any obstacle to prevent him from leaving.
Rangnick, 63, will sign on for six months as manager before moving into a consultancy role at the club at the end of the season.
However, the Red Devils have been unable to get a deal sorted prior to the visit to Chelsea on Sunday.
That means Michael Carrick will continue in the dugout and have the opportunity to win his first Premier League match as a manager.
Rangnick is nicknamed ‘The Professor’ having pioneered Gegenpressing in his native country.
He is said to have inspired top coaches like Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann.
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It was rumoured United had a shortlist of five candidates to take over as interim boss.
Former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Favre, Paulo Fonseca, and Rudi Garcia were all linked to the Old Trafford dugout.
More to follow…