According to reports, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to be our new interim manager.
The German has agreed a six-month deal to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the 2021-22 season with reports also suggesting he will be retained in a consultancy role until 2024.
The 63-year-old is highly respected and regarded across the football world and is seen as the brain behind the pressing game in Germany.
Here’s what Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said about Rangnick.
“One of the best, if not the best German coach,” is how the Reds boss once described Ragnick.
Ragnick himself has compared his style to that of Klopp, even using the term ‘heavy football’ which the Liverpool boss has made his own since his Borussia Dortmund days.
In an interview with the Coaches Voice in September of this year, Rangnick said: “Our idea is clear: it’s very, very similar to my almost-coaching friend Jurgen Klopp.
“Our football is very heavy metal, rock and roll and it’s not slow balls. It’s not square passes, back passes. Just having the ball ourselves doesn’t make sense.”
Rangnick has also had an influence on Liverpool’s recent transfer activity with former player Guido Schafer, a former teammate of Klopp, revealing their discussions over a recent signing at Anfield.
“Rangnick told Jurgen ‘when you are able to buy both [Konate and then-teammate Dayot Upamecano], buy both’,” Schafer said
“They are both skilful players but the greater talent and the better player is Konate – he is outstanding.”
Ragnick has previously coached Hannover, Schalke and Hoffenheim before moving into a management role with RB Leipzig.