Premier League club, Manchester United have announced the appointment of German manager Ralf Rangnick as the manager of the Red Devils till the end of the season. This confirms the reports which made the round since last week about the possible appointment of the German manager on a short term basis.
Rangnick will be in charge of the Old Trafford club till the end of the season after which he will take charge as a consultant for two more years.
His first game could be against Arsenal on Thursday when United face Arsenal if work permit is sorted before then. Rangnick who revealed to be delighted to be a part of Manchester United also said he hopes to end the season successfully. He also revealed his thoughts about the Manchester United squad.
“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, individually and, most importantly, as a team. Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.” Rangnick said.
However, if his work permit is not sorted before Thursday’s game, Michael Carrick who has been in charge of the team in the last two games would oversee the match against the Gunners.
Michael Carrick has seen Manchester United go unbeaten in their last two games after the Red Devils were held to 1-1 draw by Chelsea with Jorginho scoring a second-half penalty to cancel out Jaden Sancho’s second-half opener for Manchester United.
Manchester united sits five points behind Arsenal on the Premier League table, the gunners are in fifth position with 23 points while Manchester United are in 8th with 18 points.
United also won their last European outing against Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League last Thursday.