Manchester United receive massive Ralf Rangnick boost

It looks like the chase to find the Manchester United interim manager might come to an end sooner than many might have expected. Michael Carrick is the caretaker manager of the club right now following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit and a lot of fans believed that he could get the role if the side continued to impress. But it looks like the Red Devils are set to push ahead with their search.

Several names have been linked with the Old Trafford job in recent weeks with many already being ruled out as well. And now, it looks like Manchester United are closing in on an appointment.

As reported by The Athletic, Ralf Rangnick has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become their interim manager although it is subject to his current club, Lokomotiv Moscow, agreeing to release him. But the Red Devils do not anticipate that to be a problem.

Rangnick is believed to have agreed a six-month deal and will then have a further two years in a consultancy role.

Manchester United are closing in on interim manager appointment

If the move ends up going over the line and the Rangnick appointment is made, it could prove to be an excellent addition on the part of Manchester United.

Rangnick is one of the most important figures in modern football management and has influenced the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann, just to name a few. He helped shape the Gegenpressing philosophy.

He might not have enjoyed as much success as a manager as some of those that he has influenced over the years but even then, he has enjoyed a solid run, having managed clubs like Schalke 04, RB Leipzig and several others through the course of his career.

There is no doubt that he would not be a long-term solution in the Old Trafford hot seat. But Rangnick could prove to be an excellent short-term fix.