Ralf 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.
Rangnick told United’s website following his appointment: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club.
“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”. In an almost ironic twist, the former RB Leipzig comes in on the back of the beleaguered Reds picking up two decent results against Villareal in the Champions League and at Stamford Bridge yesterday where they earned a merited point against current league leaders Chelsea.
The latest new era at Manchester United kicks off when they take on a rejuvenated Arsenal side on Thursday night.