EPL: Why we appointed Ralf Rangnick to replace Solskjaer – Man United

Manchester United football director, John Murtough has revealed why the club appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis after the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer, a Man United legend, was sacked early last month after a series of bad results that saw the Red Devils swatted 4-1 by relegation battling Watford.

Murtough explained that Rangnick’s appointment was to afford United hierarchy the time to conduct a search for a long-term successor to Solskjaer.

Erik ten Hag of Ajax, Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain and Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers are top on the list of managers waiting to be called upon for the United job.

“By bringing in Ralf, we can now take time to run a thorough process for our next permanent manager,” Murtough said, according to Metro.

“Recruiting a manager is one of the most important decisions a football club makes so we want to do it in a careful and considered fashion.

“We have an agreement with Ralf to stay on for a further two years in a consultancy role – allowing us to continue drawing on his expertise and advice to support our longer-term goals.”

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