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Official: Man United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

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The Red Devils have confirmed the man who will take charge of the first team until the end of the season.

Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season.

The 63-year-old German replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was fired on November 21 after a 4-1 defeat to Watford, in the dugout, subject to work visa requirements.

Rangnick will coach the team until the summer and stay on board in a consultancy role for a further two years until June 2024.

“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” he told the club’s website.

“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 fulfill their potential, both 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 left his role as head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow to take the job. He has previously coached the likes of RB Leipzig, Schalke, Hoffenheim, Stuttgart, and Hannover in Germany.

When will Rangnick make his debut?

If his work permit application is approved in time, Rangnick could make his debut as Manchester United’s interim manager on Thursday in a Premier League match against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

If not, Michael Carrick will stay in charge as the club’s caretaker boss until further notice.