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Manchester United on the verge of adopting Rangnick as interim boss: Report

London: Ralf Rangnick was widely reported Thursday as he was about to end his contract to become Manchester United’s interim coach in search of a replacement for the dismissed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Premier League giant has identified a German, 63, who is currently responsible for sports and development at the Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, as a potential successor to the Norwegians.

Michael Carrick has secured progress to the knockout stage by taking charge of the Champions League championship side at Villarreal on Tuesday, but the club wants to bring in more experienced people until the end of the season.

United plans a permanent appointment at the end of the campaign, with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino being heavily involved in the work.

Athletic reported that former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick had reached an agreement to take over with United, saying the agreement was conditional on Lokomotiv agreeing to release him from his contract.

However, due to work permit issues, he said he would not be responsible for the match in Chelsea this weekend.

“All my energy and heart at this point is on Sunday. I control what I can control,” Carrick said.

“I need to win a soccer match, so everything else isn’t something I worry about getting involved, and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”

Solskjar was fired on Sunday after his side lost to the sneaky Watford 4-1.

After losing four of the last five games, they finished eighth in the Premier League, 12 points behind leader Chelsea and six points behind fourth-placed West Ham.

After the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphaël Varane to the summer transfer window, Solskger struggled to get the most out of his talented team.

It is not yet known if Ralf Rangnick is suitable for a collection of poorly performing individuals.

He has built up his reputation as a godfather for coaching in modern Germany with a fierce press style, usually with young, lesser-known players.

Rangnick’s philosophy has influenced Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, and has already had a major impact on the Premier League.

“He’s one of the best, if not the best German coaches,” Klopp once said of Rangnick.

But he hasn’t managed a United-sized club yet.

After the spells in Stuttgart, Schalke and Hoffenheim, he spent most of the last decade turning Red Bull-managed clubs Leipzig and Salzburg into Champions League regulars as club sports directors.

He joined Lokomotiv in a surprising move in July after being linked to a post that attracted more attention.

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Manchester United on the verge of adopting Rangnick as interim boss: Report

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