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Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager for six months

Man Utd reach agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become interim manager for six months and in talks over future role

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.

But the move is subject to his current club Lokomotiv Moscow allowing him to leave his role as head of sports and development.

United are currently involved in discussions with the Russian club to seal the move but are being respectful in their approach given Lokomotiv host Lazio tonight in the Europa League.

Rangnick, 63, is set to sign on for six months as manager and he is in talks over a long-term director role at the club.

However, the Red Devils have been unable to get a deal sorted prior to the visit to Chelsea on Sunday.

Ralf Rangnick is known as the 'godfather' of modern coaching in Germany

Ralf Rangnick is known as the ‘godfather’ of modern coaching in GermanyCredit: EPA

That means Michael Carrick will continue in the dugout and have the opportunity to win his first Premier League match as a manager.

He is said to have inspired top coaches like Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann.

And although Rangnick has never managed outside Germany, he won 55 per cent of his matches at RB Leipzig in his second spell and got the club promoted to the Bundesliga in his first stint.

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