Manchester United reach agreement with former Southwick player to become interim manager

Manchester United have reached an agreement with a former Southwick player to become their interim manager.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 4:35 pm
Manchester United have reached an agreement with former Southwick player Ralf Rangnick to become their interim manager. Picture by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The Athletic has reported that Ralf Rangnick, who studied at the University of Sussex and made several appearances for the Wickers back in the 1979-80 season, will leave his job as head of sports and development at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Athletic have said that the agreement is subject to Lokomotiv agreeing to release him from his contract, although the Reds don't anticipate this to be an issue.

Rangnick, who was studying on a guest year in England, has agreed a six-month deal until the end of May. The 63-year-old will have a further two years at Old Trafford in a consultancy role.

He will not take charge of United's Premier League game at Chelsea on Sunday due to work permit reasons.

The Reds sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday after a three-year spell that yielded no trophies.

Rangnick won the DFB-Pokal with Schalke 04 in 2011 and took RB Leipzig to the final in 2019.

During the 2010-11 campaign he guided Schalke to the semis of the UEFA Champions League, where they lost 6-1 on aggregate to the Red Devils.