According to The Athletic, Ralf Rangnick has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become our interim manager.
The 63 year old, who has a huge influence on the coaching styles of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role.
During his coaching career, Rangnick has managed five clubs in the Bundesliga, including Schalke and RB Leipzig.
It was with Schalke that he enjoyed the most success, finishing runners-up in Germany’s top flight in the 2004-05 season, while he claimed DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup glory in 2011.
According to The Athletic, the agreement is subject to Rangnick’s current club, Lokomotiv, agreeing to release him from his contract, although Manchester United do not anticipate this to be a problem.
Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal until the end of May. He will have a further two years in a consultancy role.