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    RALF RANGNICK plans a dinner date with Sir Alex Ferguson to thrash out how to drag Manchester United back to their feet. But the new Old Trafford gaffer admits there is no quick fix to turn his side into the “pressing monsters” he wants. 2Ralf Rangnick admits turning Man Utd's fortunes around will take timeCredit: Getty 2The German boss plans on a dinner date with Sir Alex FergusonCredit: PA Rangnick, who leads the team for the first time against Crystal Palace today, built his reputation on high-octane, all-action methods in Germany. But he knows it will take time to get his message across — and to learn how best to implement those methods alongside the United DNA their most famous manager helped to create. He said: “You have to be aware of what kind of players you have and where they stand. “I cannot ask things of them that they can’t deliver right now. I have to take them and accept where they currently are. “I cannot turn the players we have into the pressing monsters I want them...
    AMADOU HAIDARA will become Ralf Rangnick’s first signing next month – if Manchester United pay his £32million release clause now. The RB Leipzig midfielder was tipped for an Old Trafford move the minute Rangnick was announced as United manager. 1RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara is set to become Ralf Rangnick's first signing at Man Utd - if they pay his £32m release clause nowCredit: Getty Yet it was not expected to happen until the summer, when his clause with the Bundesliga side kicks in. But if United are willing to cough up the full amount in January, Leipzig have given a broad hint that they will let him go at once. Sources in Germany claim Rangnick – who took him to Leipzig from Salzburg two years ago – has already spoken to Haidara’s agent Volker Struth, and a deal is all but agreed. The only sticking point was the fact he is off to the African Cup of Nations with Mali, although it is not said to be a major hurdle. Haidara, who has largely been used in a defensive...
    MAN UTD enter a new era as Ralf Rangnick takes charge of his first game as interim boss against Crystal Palace. United have endured a tough season up until now, sacking club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a dismal run of games which left them with 4 points from 21. 2Ralf Rangnick will take charge of United's game against Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty 2Jadon Sancho scored his second Man Utd goal against Chelsea last weekCredit: GettyJOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) They also struggled to assert themselves in the Champions League, though they've now qualified for the last-16 stage under Michael Carrick. Carrick took charge in the immediate aftermath of Solskjaer's sacking, but the club have brought in experienced German coach Rangnick, an idol to the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, to steady the ship until the end of the season. And first up is Patrick Vieira's Palace, who have lost their last two games against Aston Villa and Leeds....
    MANCHESTER UNITED interim boss Ralf Rangnick has been dubbed the 'biggest fraud in Russian football history' by disgruntled reporters in Russia. The German, 63, is also claimed to have upset fans during his short stint at Lokomotiv Moscow. 2Ralf Rangnick has taken the reigns at Man UnitedCredit: Getty Rangnick penned a three-year deal with the Russian side in July as head of sports and development. But he left for United just five months into his deal... after reportedly upsetting locals along the way. Rangnick arrived at a side that had just come third in Russian top flight, also winning the domestic cup. According to Goal, he is now being blamed for 'dismantling' that successful side - which now finds itself 12 points behind table toppers Zenit after just 16 games. Sergey Kolesnikov of Russian outlet Sportbox claims that Rangnick has even been labelled 'the biggest fraud in Russian football history'. While agent Dmitry Selyuk, whose clients include Yaya Toure, likened him to fictional crook Ostap Bender. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogWest Ham 3 Chelsea 2 Masuaku downs Blues late...
    RALF RANGNICK has been pictured for the first time taking charge of Manchester United this morning. The German coach, 63, was finally confirmed as the interim manager until the end of the season earlier this week. 4Ralf Rangick has been snapped taking charge of Manchester United training for the first timeCredit: Getty 4The German coach watched on as United's stars got to work at Carrington earlierCredit: Getty 4Man Utd coach Kieran McKenna chats with the interim manager during the sessionCredit: Getty 4Rangnick is preparing his Red Devils squad to face Crystal Palace on SundayCredit: Getty However, the former RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim man only watched from the stands as the Red Devils defeated Arsenal 3-2 on Thursday. He has now received the green light to begin working with the United squad and the cameras caught him getting down to business at the club’s Carrington HQ earlier. Rangnick watched on intently as United’s stars carried out their instructions ahead of his first match at the helm against Crystal Palace tomorrow. And excitement may just be mounting for him as he was...
    RALF RANGNICK will be desperate to be celebrating with Manchester United come the end of the season - but won't want to pull his hamstring again. That is exactly what happened when his RB Leipzig players chased him and poured beer on his head in 2016. 4Ralf Rangnick was chased with beer after leading RB Leipzig to promotion in 2016Credit: Getty 4Striker Davie Selke poured the alcohol all over the German managerCredit: Getty 4He pulled up clutching his hamstring as the fun continued for SelkeCredit: Getty 4Rangnick was walking gingerly after the sudden muscle injuryCredit: Getty Rangnick had led his side to second in the Bundesliga 2, confirming their promotion to Germany's top flight for the first time in their history with a 2-0 home win over Karlsruher. And unsurprisingly there were jubilant scenes at full-time at the Red Bull Arena. Star striker and top goalscorer Davie Selke closed in ready to shower his boss with a huge glass of lager. But Rangnick - then 57 - suddenly clutched the back of his leg and fell to the...
    MAN UTD enter a new era as Ralf Rangnick takes charge of his first game as interim boss against Crystal Palace. United have endured a tough season up until now, sacking club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a dismal run of games which left them with 4 points from 21. 2Ralf Rangnick will take charge of United's game against Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty 2Jadon Sancho scored his second Man Utd goal against Chelsea last weekCredit: GettyJOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) They also struggled to assert themselves in the Champions League, though they've now qualified for the last-16 stage under Michael Carrick. Carrick took charge in the immediate aftermath of Solskjaer's sacking, but the club have brought in experienced German coach Rangnick, an idol to the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, to steady the ship until the end of the season. And first up is Patrick Vieira's Palace, who have lost their last two games against Aston Villa and Leeds....
    MANCHESTER UNITED want New York Red Bulls coach Gerhard Struber to be Ralf Rangnick’s new assistant. SunSport understands that United have made contact with the Austrian in the last few days over a move to Old Trafford as Rangnick begins his six-month reign in the hotseat. 2Struber worked with Rangnick at RB SalzburgCredit: GETTY IMAGES 2United have made an approach for Struber, but will have to pay the MLS club compensationCredit: GETTY IMAGES However, United would have to buy Struber out of his current contract with New York, which has two years left having joined from Barnsley in October 2020. It is unsure how quickly United would be able to get Struber to Manchester, despite the fact the regular MLS season finished last month. Rangnick, 63, and Struber, 44, know each other very well after working together at Red Bull Salzburg – the former as director of football and the latter as a youth team coach. And following the departure of interim boss Michael Carrick from the club, Rangnick is keen to have people around him with the same footballing...
    NEW Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has finally taken over the wheel from Michael Carrick. The German was at Old Trafford last night to watch the Reds come back to win 3-2 against Arsenal. 6Rangnick has spoken about taking the United job - and plenty more as wellCredit: Getty Carrick was in the hotseat for what turned out to be his final act at Old Trafford, with the caretaker boss sensationally leaving the club moments after the final whistle. Rangnick, 63, will now take the reins on Sunday afternoon when Crystal Palace come to town after finally being granted a work permit. Ahead of the game, the German gaffer has given his first press conference as Red Devils chief - and here's what he had to say about Carrick, Cristiano Ronaldo, his incredible chat with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - and plenty more besides. ON RONALDO... "You always have to adapt your style or your idea of football to the players you have available, not visa versa. “Having seen Cristiano against Arsenal in the second half at the age of 36..an...
    RALF RANGNICK wants to stay on as Manchester United manager if he is successful at Old Trafford this season. SunSport revealed last week that despite a contract being drawn up for just six-and-a-half months as manager and then two years as a consultant he had not given up on getting the job full time. 1Ralf Rangnick hasn't given up hope of getting the full-time jobCredit: Getty And Rangnick confirmed: “Right now I’m fully aware they might be looking for a new manager. “If they will then speak with me about that we will see. Maybe if they ask my opinion and everything goes well and we develop the team I might even make the same recommendation to the board that I did at Leipzig twice when I recommended it might be a good idea to keep working with me for one year. “But this is all hypothetical. For me now it’s about winning the next games and this is the major focus.” The experienced German coach takes the reins from caretaker boss Michael Carrick who had an impressive three games...
    MANCHESTER UNITED interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed why he rejected the Chelsea job earlier this year before Thomas Tuchel's arrival. The German was offered just four months to work his magic with the manager-less Blues. "When Chelsea contacted me it was just for four months interim manager" ????Ralf Rangnick explains why he turned down a move to Chelsea earlier this year - but he could not reject Manchester United pic.twitter.com/Jt38i6pV5N— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 3, 2021 There was also no indication Rangnick would work with the club long-term after his stint in charge as manager. He has since taken up a six-month managerial job at United with the prospective of a two-year advisory role afterwards. In his first appearance in front of the press as United boss, Rangnick said: "At the time when Chelsea contacted me this year in February, they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months. "So it was in February, without any prospective to work in the long-term together, and here now we're talking about six-and-a-half months, so...
    BARCELONA have reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United in the hope of signing Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani. The Spaniards are undergoing a huge rebuild after their finances were decimated and club legend Lionel Messi was allowed to leave. 3Philippe Coutinho seems almost certain to leave Barcelona as soon as they can shift himCredit: Getty And their sights are on the Premier League, and in particular two attackers out of Old Trafford. According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona chiefs flew to Manchester and asked United 'about several footballers', namely Martial and Cavani. There were also discussions with Pep Guardiola's City for Ferran Torres, with Coutinho being offered as a makeweight in all discussions. Martial has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford over the past year and has scored just eight times since the beginning of last season. Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit, new boss Ralf Rangnick is not expected to feature Martial heavily in his plans. Now the French star could be about to quit Old Trafford and head to Spain. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick targets £33m Haidara,...
    ONE Manchester United fan took supporting their team to a whole new level - by watching the clash against Chelsea from the Stamford Bridge ROOF. They posted a selfie to Twitter - which has since gone viral - of themselves up in the gods on Sunday night. 3The vantage point from the Stamford Bridge roof 3Sancho gave United the lead after a costly error from JorginhoCredit: Getty 3Jorginho atoned for his error by levelling things up from the spotCredit: Reuters The tweet has since racked up over 10,000 likes on Twitter, with the players nothing more than tiny ants in the background behind the perpetrator. The post showing off the dangerous stunt was captioned: "Stamford Bridge roof, to pay is to fail." Not only is the move highly illegal, but it was also on a freezing cold night in the capital. It's not clear how or when the trespassing fan made their way to the roof of the near 42,000 capacity arena. The picture appears to have been taken on top of the Matthew Harding stand,...
    MANCHESTER United fans are in for a rollercoaster ride with new boss Ralf Rangnick if his past escapades are anything to go by. The 63-year-old German, who is replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm, has fallen out with star players, referees, management - and even his childhood sweetheart. 5Ralf in happier days with his ex-wife Gabriela, who he met when he was 17Credit: Getty 5Ralf during a scuffle with goalkeeper Sven Ulreich in 2017Credit: Getty Rangnick has been hired as an “interim” manager, but if he brings the club the success they so desperately crave he could stay on beyond the end of the season. Even if he does start winning there is a risk the so-called "tactical genius" could suffer another burnout. The man credited with inspiring Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has a reputation for not sticking with clubs. Six months into his job as head coach at Schalke in 2011 – having resigned from TSG Hoffenheim after reportedly clashing with owner Dietmar Hopp – Rangnick quit due to extreme burnout syndrome. He...
    MAN UTD’S new boss Ralf Rangnick was a disciplinarian at previous club RB Leipzig, where he had a wheel of fortune containing forfeits for disobeying stars. The German manager, 63, was finally confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor this week, and will join the club as interim manager before staying on as a consultant for a further two years. 8 Man Utd’s stars could play Ralf Rangnick’s wheel of forfeits if they behave badly 8 Ralf Rangnick’s wheel of misfortune with 12 forfeits from his time at RB Leipzig And it could mean that Red Devils stars Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo might face punishments like training in a ballerina’s tutu or working in the club shop, if they step out of line. Rangnick came up the idea after scrapping fines believing a professional footballer’s time is more valuable than money. He said in 2018: “Fines rarely bring anything. It hurts the players more when they have less time.” And his assistant Jesse Marsch mentioned the idea of a wheel with he had picked up from America. The concept...
    ARSENAL travel to Manchester United on Thursday night with quiet optimism after enjoying a decent start to the season. Following their disastrous first three games, after which they sat bottom of the league, Mikel Arteta's men managed to string together a run of ten games without defeat in all competitions. 4 4Mikel Arteta will be eager to build momentum against Man UnitedCredit: AP That sequence came to an abrupt halt against Liverpool earlier this month, as they were battered 4-0 by the rampant Reds. But they managed to quickly get back on track with a 2-0 victory over hapless Newcastle on Saturday. Arteta and Co sit fifth in the Premier League table, only separated from the Champions League spots by goal difference. And a statement victory over the Red Devils could take them eight points clear of them. New United boss Ralf Rangnick won't be on the touchline due to visa issues, but will be watching on from somewhere as his new side, under Michael Carrick's stewardship, take on the Gunners. In a current combined XI compiled by SunSport, just...
    RALF RANGNICK has won just ONE major honour compared to Premier League rivals Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Manchester United have appointed the 63-year-old on an interim basis until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 2Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has one just one major honour during his managerial career The ex-RB Leipzig gaffer - tasked with securing a Champions League spot for next season - has been given an £8million-a-year contract at Old Trafford. Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton believes that United will finish in the top four under the tutelage of Rangnick as he backed the club to shoot up the table. But fans will have to wait for Rangnick's first match in charge due to visa issues, leaving Michael Carrick to oversee Thursday's match against Arsenal. And United are scrambling to have things sorted by the time they host Crystal Palace on Sunday. With fans excited to see how United will look under Rangnick, supporters may have to settle for a season without trophies judging by his silverware...
    RALF RANGNICK has been dealt an early blow as Manchester United boss as his trusty No2 rejected the chance to join him. The former RB Leipzig boss was confirmed as the Red Devils' interim gaffer until the end of the season. 1Lars Kornetka has decided against joining Ralf Rangnick at Manchester UnitedCredit: PA But his hopes of bolstering his staff with Lars Kornetka were dashed. Rangnick and Kornetka have worked together since 2007 with the new United boss describing his assistant as 'the best video analyst we have in Germany'. It was even reported by the New York Times that the pair had set up a consultancy firm together. Lokomotiv Moscow confirmed on Monday night Kornetka is staying with the Russian club - and stepping up to become head of sports and development, the role vacated by Rangnick. A statement said: "The well-known German specialist Lars Kornetka will take over the position of the Head of Sports and Development of FC Lokomotiv. "Ralf Rangnick, who held this position earlier, has joined Manchester United as head coach. Most...
    NEW Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick will have to face an FA-appointed independent panel to get a work permit for his new job. Because he has not had enough managerial jobs over the last five years, he does not meet the criteria from the Home Office by default. 1Ralf Rangnick will not be in the dugout for the game against ArsenalCredit: Getty So, according to The Telegraph, the 63-year-old's case will be heard by a panel who will have to fast-track the application. More to follow... Most read in SportLive BlogGet your Goss Lionel Messi wins SEVENTH Ballon d'Or as Cristiano Ronaldo SNUBS ceremonyLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick targets £33m Haidara, Ronaldo fumes at Messi Ballon d'Or storyBRUTAL RECOVERY Tiger will never be full-time golfer again after crash left him bed-riddenTHE SUPPORTIVE WIFE Meet golfing legend Lee Elder's wife, SharonGOLFER GONE First African-American to play in Masters Tournament dies at 87PicturedNEED TO MAKE MONEY' 'I was almost broke' - Ostovich reveals struggles of fighting in UFC FREE BETS: GET THE LATEST BETTING SIGN UP OFFERS AND FREE BETS ⚽ Read...
    CHRIS SUTTON is tipping German mastermind Ralf Rangnick to have a big impact at Manchester United during his short stay, so much so he's predicting a fourth-placed finish. The 63-year-old was placed in temporary charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season on Monday. 3Sutton sees Newcastle, Brentford and Leeds going downCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3Sutton is predicting Rangnick will get United's season back on track and will secure a top-four finishCredit: AFP 3Sutton reckons his old club Chelsea will win the Prem titleCredit: GETTY IMAGES And once he has seen this season out, he'll be moved into an advisory role to pave way for a younger, long-term appointment. Paris Saint-Germain's Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax's Erik ten Hag are favourites for the position come next summer. Sutton is also predicting United's city rivals will fail to retain their Premier League crown. The 48-year-old is tipping his former club Chelsea to win the league this season, with City trailing behind in second. The Blues are sitting pretty at the top of the table on 30 points after 13 games....
    MANCHESTER UNITED players have arrived for their first day of training since Ralf Rangnick's appointment was confirmed. The German, 63, signed a six-month deal to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and then move upstairs into a consultancy role at Old Trafford. 9Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United training followed by his security guardsCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke 9Marcus Rashford turned up in his new £390,000 Brabus GT Coupe Rocket 900Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke 9Raphael Varane enjoys the comfort of his Maserati SUVCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke And after the news was announced on Monday morning, United players returned to Carrington on Tuesday with a new boss to impress. Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh from his Ballon d'Or snub, rocked up in his left-hand drive Bentley. The Portuguese ace was closely followed by his twin security guards keeping a close eye on the superstar. Marcus Rashford rolled in driving his new £390,000 Brabus GT Coupe Rocket 900 supercar - one of just 24 in the world. Raphael Varane, still out with a thigh problem, was also pictured at the training ground,...
    MICHAEL CARRICK looks set to take charge of Manchester United's clash with Arsenal on Sunday - despite Ralf Rangnick having been appointed interim boss. The German, 63, was announced as the club's new temporary manager yesterday. 2Michael Carrick has taken charge of Man United's last two gamesCredit: Getty 2Ralf Rangnick will take charge when his visa is approvedCredit: EPA But due to visa issues, he has not yet been able to take the reigns. The Red Devils confirmed yesterday that Carrick, 40, will remain in charge until Rangnick is cleared to begin working. According to the Mail, they 'fear' Carrick still having to take the team against Arsenal on Thursday night. While they are scrambling to have things sorted by the time they host Crystal Palace on Sunday. Should red-tape remain in place, Rangnick is unlikely to have any say on in-game decisions. Fans were convinced that he was in contact with Darren Fletcher over the phone during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick CONFIRMED as interim boss and told to sign...
    RALF RANGNICK has more than doubled his wages by moving to Manchester United, reports claim. The German, 63, quit Lokomotiv Moscow to join the Red Devils. 1Ralf Rangnick will pocket around £8m-a-year at Man UnitedCredit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow Rangnick had agreed a three-year deal with the Russian club in July, reportedly worth £3.8million-a-year. But according to the Daily Star, he has upgraded that to £8m-a-year with Man United. This makes him better paid than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at Old Trafford. The Norwegian, 48, also penned a three-year contract in July. His was reportedly worth £7.5m-a-year. Pep Guardiola is the highest-paid manager in the Premier League, on £20m-a-year. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Lacazette CONFIRMS exit plan, Bukayo Saka INJURY, Stoica 'bid'Live BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick CONFIRMED as interim boss and told to sign HaalandLive BlogGet your Goss Lionel Messi wins SEVENTH Ballon d'Or as Cristiano Ronaldo SNUBS ceremonyPicturedKYL-ER BLOW Mbappe looks furious after coming NINTH in Ballon d'Or as Messi bags crown No7SEVENTH HEAVEN Messi wins SEVENTH Ballon d'Or after Ronaldo's scathing rant at...
    MANCHESTER UNITED will not pay Lokomotiv Moscow a penny in compensation for Ralf Rangnick, according to reports. The Red Devils confirmed the German's appointment as interim manager until the end of the season yesterday. 1Ralf Rangnick was appointed by Man United yesterdayCredit: Reuters He will also remain at Old Trafford for a further two years in a consultancy role. Rangnick, 63, had signed a three-year deal with Lokomotiv Moscow in July. But the Russian club didn't stand in his way when Man United came calling. Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano claims that the Red Devils will not have to pay any compensation. In their statement confirming Rangnick's appointment, United expressed their gratitude towards Lokomotiv. They wrote: "The club wishes to place on record its thanks to Lokomotiv Moscow for their co-operation in the process of bringing Ralf to Manchester United." Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Bukayo Saka INJURY, Stoica 'bid', Lacazette looking at January exitLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick CONFIRMED as interim manager as focus shifts to January windowLive BlogGet your Goss Lionel Messi wins SEVENTH gong with Cristiano...
    RALF RANGNICK'S appointment as Manchester United interim manager has perplexed Graeme Souness who reckons the German's there for a handsome pension. Rangnick has been named Red Devils boss for the remainder of the season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal. 2Souness isn't a fan of Rangnick's United appointmentCredit: AFP 2The Scot reckons Rangnick has taken the United job for a large pension in six monthsCredit: Getty But despite Rangnick being championed as arguably the best German coach of all time by the likes of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Souness isn't convinced by his credentials. A bemused Souness raged to talkSPORT: “This is the third interim manager since Fergie went. I don’t get it. “The man Rangnick’s CV is not one you would go ‘wow’ and doesn’t jump out at you. He’s not been super successful. I think he’s won one trophy." However, Souness has got his figures wrong as Rangnick has lifted several trophies throughout his career including the Austrian Bundesliga twice with RB Salzburg. But the coveted German Bundesliga eluded Ragnick during stints with Hoffenheim, Hannover, and two attempts with...
    RALF RANGNICK must find a way to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo in his Manchester United team, says Jonathan Greening. The former Red Devil, 42, spoke about Michael Carrick's bold decision to drop Ronaldo to the bench against Chelsea. 2Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped to the bench for the match at ChelseaCredit: EPA 2Ralf Rangnick must find a way to include Ronaldo in his team, says Jonathan GreeningCredit: EPA Greening hinted at a potential reason behind that selection choice and warned Rangnick that he must use the "world-class" talent of CR7. He told MyBettingSites: “There’s usually a reason why players are not in the starting eleven. "They might have been sloppy or lazy in training or turned up late to a session. "All these factors come into play so first and foremost he (Rangnick) has to take a good look at the players in training and see what their daily habits are like and assess it from there. “We all know he wants to play a full press and demands high energy and high intensity, and Ronaldo might not fit that bill....
    In this article MANURalf Rangnick looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Dinamo Kiev at Allianz Arena on September 29, 2021 in Munich, Germany.DeFodi Images | Getty ImagesRalf Rangnick has been appointed Manchester United interim manager until the end of the season. The 63-year-old's contract will see him take charge of the first team until June and then remain at the club for at least a further two years in a consultancy role. United reached an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow last week for the release of Rangnick, who was manager of sports and development at the Russian club. He will take the reins from Michael Carrick, who was in temporary charge of the team for last week's 2-0 Champions League win over Villarreal and Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, Carrick will remain in charge for Thursday's home game against Arsenal if Rangnick's work permit is not processed in time. Rangnick told United's website following his appointment: "I am excited...
    (CNN)Manchester United has announced Ralf Rangnick as the club's interim manager until the end of the season.The appointment of the 63-year-old German, who was previously head of sports and development for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, follows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal earlier this month following a three-year spell as manager in which the club did not win a trophy.Following his six-month spell in charge, Rangnick will continue in a consultancy role at the club for a further two years. Manchester United went viral again but for all the wrong reasons "I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club," said Rangnick on Monday."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. Read More"Beyond that I look forward to supporting the club's longer-term goals on a consultancy basis," added Rangnick.Ralf Rangnick is taking over the reins at Manchester United on an...
    PAUL POGBA is reportedly ‘enthused’ by the arrival of Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United. The 28-year-old is out of contract in June and is yet to agree terms on an extension. 2Ralf Rangnick is set to take charge of Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty 2Paul Pogba is 'enthused' by the arrival of the German coachCredit: Getty Speculation continues to mount over his future with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus believed to be keen on signing him. Pogba is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and has been in Dubai to take part in some warm weather training as part of his recovery. However, when he does return to action it will be playing for a new man. Rangnick has finally confirmed that he is taking over the Red Devils until the summer - and the French international is looking forward to playing for the German. That is according to The Athletic, who state Pogba has received positive feedback on Rangnick through his contacts within the game. The midfielder is reportedly excited by the prospect of working under Rangnick and feels he...
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United hires German coach Ralf Rangnick as manager until end of season. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MANCHESTER UNITED have announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim boss until the end of the season. The German, 63, leaves his role as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take the job at Old Trafford. 3Ralf Rangnick is Man United's new bossCredit: Getty He arrives at the Theatre of Dreams with his struggling side sat eighth in the Premier League table, already 12 points behind leaders Chelsea after drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Rangnick is widely regarded as a pioneer of gegenpressing, and has influenced the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann with his methods. He has also helped to unearth stars of the future including Erling Haaland while working behind the scenes, as he also takes on a consultancy role at United. Rangnick has held numerous managerial positions, but has largely opted to step back in recent years. His CV includes stints at Hoffenheim, Schalke, RB Leipzig, Stuttgart and Hannover. He could bring his famous 4-2-2-2 formation to Old Trafford, and is bound to turn his new side into...
    THINGS are about to change at Manchester United. Pressing guru Ralf Rangnick is set to be appointed interim manager by the Red Devils this week, signalling a sharp change in direction by club chiefs. 6Ralf Rangnick is set to take charge at Man UtdCredit: EPA United's squad is already brimming with quality, and a number of players who could revitalise their careers under a new voice. But in order to implement a new style of play, while climbing the table, Rangnick may need to recruit some new stars. SunSport takes a look at five players the 63-year-old could try and sign in January. ERLING HAALAND Half of Europe seems to be linked with the Norwegian star, but Rangnick's appointment could give Man United the edge. The German has a prior relationship with Erling Haaland, having recruited him from Molde for RB Salzburg in 2019. SunSport revealed over the weekend that the Red Devils are hoping Rangnick can help give them the edge over their rivals when it comes to signing Borussia Dortmund's No9. 6Erling Haaland starred for RB Salzburg after...
    RALF RANGNICK is set to named Manchester United manager in the next 24 hours, according to reports. The German has been selected by Red Devils chiefs as the man to guide them until the end of the season. 2Ralf Rangnick is set to take chargeCredit: Getty According to The Athletic, Rangnick's visa process is the only hitch remaining in the deal. Its imminent completion, however, could see the 63-year-old take to the Old Trafford dugout for the first time on Thursday as his new side host Arsenal. Should his visa not arrive in time, however, Rangnick's first outing could come on Sunday against Crystal Palace instead. The former RB Leipzig boss is currently head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow. But he is happy to leave to join United. He held face-to-face meetings with Red Devils chiefs in London last week. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rangnick told to sign Haaland as Bailly confirms arrival, Chelsea DRAWLive BlogFOOTY LIVE Neymar horror injury LATEST, Newcastle want £4m Hoffenheim midfielderLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Bukayo Saka INJURY, Stoica 'bid', Lacazette looking...
    MANCHESTER UNITED technical director Darren Fletcher has raised some questions as he was spotted wearing an earpiece during the match with Chelsea. Fletcher watched United draw with Thomas Tuchel’s high-flying Blues from the touchline at Stamford Bridge and many fans wondered what the purpose of those headphones were. Sky Sports 3 Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher wore an earpiece during the match with Chelsea Sky Sports 3 Many wondered why Darren Fletcher wore an earpiece during Manchester United’s draw with Chelsea Many took to social media and assumed the former midfielder is in touch with incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick. One fan tweeted: “Rangnick must be in Fletcher’s ear.” Another posted: “Just saw Fletcher wearing earphones. Rangnick cant wait to get involved, man’s really on his phone managing us.” A third supporter believed Rangnick was already applying his signature Gegenpressing tactics: “Fletcher is 100% on the phone to Rangnick, we are pressing and looking to win the ball higher up the pitch this half!” This fan was excited by that idea: “Darren Fletcher was communicating to Rangnick,...
    JAMIE CARRAGHER thinks that Ralf Rangnick is just what Manchester United need to finish in the top four this season. But he warns the German coach, 63, that his biggest job will be to 'identify' the next manager to take over from him at the club. 2Ralf Rangnick is due to take over at Manchester United shortly after agreeing a deal with the clubCredit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow 2Jamie Carragher thinks that Ralf Rangnick will guide Man Utd to a Champions League spot this seasonCredit: Getty United have agreed a deal with Ralph Rangnick to become interim manager and are awaiting permission from Lokomotiv Moscow - his current club. And ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has weighed in on the situation. He told Sky Sports: "I think this guy is coming in, Ralf Rangnick, will make sure United get in the Champions League next season. "But the biggest job he has it to identify the next coach his role will be taking away from the people at the top and they will take advice from him. "He will want the...
    PHIL JONES has been named on the bench in the Manchester United squad to take on Chelsea. It is the first time the centre-back has been named in a Premier League matchday squad in 650 days, which also came away at Chelsea. 1Phil Jones was involved in a matchday squad for the first time in 650 daysCredit: Reuters And if he manages to get onto the pitch it will be his first taste of action since a home defeat to Burnley in January 2020, some 671 days ago. He is likely to be rusty after only featuring for the under-23s side this term. Jones has been blighted by injury for several months with a meniscus issue keeping him on the sidelines. His lack of game time has even resulted in abuse from some sections of the United fan base. And it has led the club to consider selling him with 13 clubs linked including Watford and Newcastle. But Jones' inclusion at Stamford Bridge was not the only eyebrow-raiser. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogCHELSEA VS MAN UTD Ronaldo BENCHED and...
    THERE are 'big question marks' over Ralf Rangnick's ability to handle Manchester United's superstars - according to Danny Murphy. As the club wait for permission from Lokomotiv Moscow for the 63-year-old to arrive - Murphy has warned that the Man Utd squad 'don't suffer fools'. 4Rangnick will be asked to manage gloval superstarsCredit: Getty 4Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the global superstars that Murphy warns will not 'suffer fools'Credit: Rex In his column with the Daily Mail, Danny Murphy has questioned Rangnick's experience in working with superstars the likes of which currently await him at Old Trafford. The ex-Liverpool man said: "My main concern would be his lack of experience dealing with the biggest players with the biggest egos, and the daily pressure at a club like United. "Schalke were probably the biggest club he's managed previously and he left there citing exhaustion. Old Trafford is no place for a coach to be tired." The Red Devils squad is packed with big players and big egos. For one thing - the United squad contains arguably the best player in the world....
    LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is notoriously out-spoken when it comes to fixture congestion, and firmly believes the pile-up is too demanding on players. And he's already told incoming Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick that he will have 'no time' to implement his famed Gegenpressing philosophy. 2Klopp is firmly against the famous hectic festive periodCredit: PA 2He has warned Rangnick that it will be hugely difficult to be an instant successCredit: Getty Rangnick has agreed a deal to take up the reigns at Old Trafford after being recruited because he was the OPPOSITE type of manager to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Klopp has warned it will virtually impossible for him to instil his philosophy before the New Year. He said: "You have an idea but you have to adapt it to your team, and that is I found myself it’s not easy when you come in the middle of the season and there are pretty much 20 games between here and New Year’s Eve. "That’s a massive challenge because the things you want to change on the...
    MANCHESTER UNITED hope Ralf Rangnick’s relationship with Erling Haaland will help them land the striker. Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian star is wanted by a number of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester City, Liverpool, ­Chelsea and Real Madrid. 4Ralf Rangnick is on the verge of becoming interim Manchester United managerCredit: GETTY 4And the Red Devils brass are hopeful his appointment will help convince Erling Haaland to join themCredit: REUTERS 4United are long-term admirers of the 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund hitmanCredit: GETTY City were in pole position as Haaland’s dad Alfie played there and Real have made a move. But new United interim boss Rangnick oversaw Haaland’s move from Molde to Salzburg two years ago when he was director of football for the Austrian side. United believe that link will enable them to sign Europe’s hottest property next summer when he has a £64million release clause. Haaland’s move to Salzburg rocketed the now 21-year-old into the limelight and Dortmund snapped him up a year later. United had hoped former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a key factor in any deal, having given him...
    RALF RANGNICK will reportedly look to sign RB Leipzig star Amadou Haidara if he becomes Manchester United's interim manager. Former Leipzig boss Rangnick has a good relationship with the Mali midfielder after signing him from RB Salzburg for £17milllion in 2019. 1Rangnick developed a good relationship with Haidara after signing him for RB LeipzigCredit: Getty And The Mirror report one of Rangnick's first bits of business at Old Trafford in January could be to move for Haidara again. The 23-year-old has previously said he would love the opportunity to play for the Red Devils. In 2019 he told German newspaper Bild: “I like Manchester United very much and watch as many games as possible. I dream of playing there. ” Haidara was signed by Leipzig as a replacement Naby Keita, who joined Liverpool in 2018, and his box-to-box playing style could boost United's suspect midfield. The Malian made 31 Bundesliga appearances last season and bagged three goals. The Mirror report says United might face competition from Newcastle in signing the star, who has a £33m release cause in his...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are close to appointing Ralph Rangnick as interim coach, just under a week after the inevitable sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The former RB Leipzig and Schalke 04 manager will be signing on a six-month deal before taking on a role as a consultant within the hierarchy board, where he will help the club try to head in the right direction. 2Ralf Rangnick is set to become interim boss of Man UtdCredit: EPA 2Mauricio Pochettino is the heavy favourite to take over in the summerCredit: Getty Rangnick is also expected to have a say in who should be the next long-term manager at the club, which simply makes sense for it to be none other than Mauricio Pochettino, someone who has experience in coaching big-name players as well as possessing solid foundations as a manager. Both individuals happen to be similar types of people, from their vocal character as a coach to their style of play as managers, allowing the Red Devils to have a clear identity on and off the pitch. Currently at Paris Saint-Germain, Poch has...
    INCOMING Man Utd interim Ralf Rangnick could reportedly install a ‘countdown clock’ at Carrington to force players practice their ‘Gegenpressing’. The Telegraph claims the German tactician will ‘revolutionise’ United’s training methods when his arrival is likely confirmed this weekend. 1Ralf Rangnick could install a countdown clock so Man Utd can learn to 'Gegenpress' properlyCredit: EPA And it’s believed one way of getting players to understand his intense philosophy is to install a special countdown clock at United’s training ground. Rangnick is credited as the godfather of the ‘Gegenpress’, a tactic used by many including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. It sees players counter-press high up the pitch in an effort to win the ball back. And Rangnick will expect his newly-inherited United squad to get into a habit of reclaiming the ball EIGHT seconds after losing it. Once the ball is back in possession, players then have just TEN seconds to get into a goal-scoring position before shooting at the target. Rangnick looks set to be appointed this weekend before taking charge of first game against Arsenal next week. Most read...
    JADON SANCHO could be given another chance to impress incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick away at Chelsea on Sunday. The German gaffer, 63, is set to take charge of the Red Devils on a deal until the end of the season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal. 3This is how Manchester United could line-up at Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday Current United caretaker boss Michael Carrick is looking for back-to-back wins following Tuesday's 2-0 win against Villarreal in Spain. Sancho scored his first United goal during the Champions League victory, while Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the victory late on. Both men, who will likely feature heavily under Rangnick, are expected to be included in the starting XI against the Blues. But United will be without skipper Harry Maguire, who is suspended for the clash following his red card against Watford last week. Meanwhile United are still without French duo Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba through injury, and Luke Shaw is a major doubt having suffered concussion against the Hornets. Here SunSport takes a look who could be named in Carrick's...
    RALF RANGNICK boasts an almost identical win percentage with Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United look to bring the pair to Old Trafford. The Red Devils are on the lookout for an interim boss until the end of the season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking, before bringing in a permanent manager next year. 2This is how Manchester United-linked managers Ralf Rangnick and Mauricio Pochettino compare German gaffer Ralf Rangnick, who is currently Lokomotiv Moscow's Head of Sports and Development, has reached an agreement with United to take charge until the end of the season. And United have now reached a deal with the Russian club to bring the 63-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams. United also had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino, 49, knocked back by Paris Siant-Germain, but are believed to go back in for him next summer. The ex-Tottenham boss is said to be keen on returning to the Premier League as he is unhappy living in the French capital. Here SunSport takes a look at how the two compare from their managerial career so far. Despite being 14...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have reached a deal with Lokomotiv Moscow to make Ralf Rangnick their new interim boss. SunSport understands United have struck terms with the Russian club following talks over a deal for their German sporting director. However, the Red Devils are yet to agree personal terms with Rangnick himself. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rangnick deal reached on interim basis, Pochettino permanent manager BOOSTLive BlogFOOTY LIVE Kretinsky £650m West Ham takeover option, Spurs stunned by MuraLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Pablo Mari Flamengo return, Xhaka wants Gladbach transferLive BlogMURA 2 TOTTENHAM 1 Conte's ten-man STUNNED in stoppage time as Slovenian minnows steal winNICK OF TIME Meet Ralf Rangnick, the man tipped to save Man Utd who inspired Klopp & TuchelRON WORRY Utd fans fear for Ronaldo with pioneer of Gegenpressing Rangnick set to arrive
    MICHAEL CARRICK insists Ralf Rangnick will inherit the perfect foundations to revive the fortunes of Manchester United. Caretaker boss Carrick will hand over the reins at Old Trafford to the German after Sunday’s game at Chelsea. 4Michael Carrick says that Rangnick will inherit the perfect foundations thanks to SolskjaerCredit: Getty 4Ralf Rangnick will take over from Carrick after Sunday's gameCredit: EPA United are just finalising the details of his switch from Lokomotiv Moscow. And Carrick says the new boss will benefit from the work done by former boss Ole Solskjaer over nearly three years in charge. Carrick said: “I think that's one of the biggest things in Ole's time as manager, creating and building an environment, backroom staff and a culture within the group that is not obvious to the eye. “You can see we finished well last season, but once the results started going, it went pretty quickly, which is a shame because everything can get overshadowed. “It's still there and the backroom staff and environment has helped me an awful lot this week. What happens next it's there...
    NEW Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick missed out on the England job... to Sam Allardyce. The 63-year-old German agreed a six-month deal with the Red Devils on Thursday as he became their interim boss until the end of the season. 2Rangnick was considered for the England national team role prior to Allardyce's appointmentCredit: EPA 2Allardyce took charge of England for just one game before being sacked for off-field issuesCredit: AFP and licensors But Rangnick could have arrived in England five years earlier had the FA opted to appoint him as head coach of the Three Lions instead of Allardyce. Talking to FourFourTwo in 2017, Rangnick discussed the conversations he had with FA technical director Dan Ashworth. He said: “Dan first contacted me in 2012 and invited me to an interview at West Brom. He offered me the job but I knew he was probably going to join the FA, so I turned it down. “After the Euros he called me again and asked if I would come for an interview for the England job. I said, ‘How realistic is that?’...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are sweating over the appointment of Ralf Rangnick with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow yet to grant him permission to leave. The 63-year-old joined the side in the summer on a three-year deal as their Head of Sports and Development. 1Ralf Rangnick has agreed a deal to become Manchester United's interim manager until the end of the termCredit: Getty But the former RB Leipzig gaffer has since reached an agreement with the Red Devils to take charge on an interim basis until the end of the season. United have been keen to bring in a new manager after they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the 4-1 away defeat at Watford. However Lokomotiv are yet to release Rangnick from his contract in order to allow him to make the move to England. United are now waiting for that to happen before swiftly bringing him to the Theatre of Dreams. SunSport also understands that Rangnick is in talks with United about his long-term future at the club after his interim spell. Former Lokomotiv president Nikolai Naumov has labelled Rangnick as a...
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