“Why I rejected Chelsea but accepted Man Utd job” – Ralf Rangnick reveals

Ralf Rangnick has opened up on his decision to reject Chelsea’s offer earlier this year, only to accept a job at Manchester United months later.

After sacking Frank Lampard in January, the Blues offered Rangnick the Chelsea job until the end of the season but turned to Thomas Tuchel after Rangnick rejected Chelsea’s offer.

“At the time, when Chelsea contacted me in February, they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months, without any prospective to work in the long-term together,’ Rangnick said on Friday.

“Here now, we are talking about six-and-a-half months. We only have one third of all the games played in the Premier League. As you all know, we have also agreed upon a two-year advisory role after those six-and-a-half months.

“In the end, to be honest, if a club like Manchester United contacts you for such a role, you cannot possibly turn it down.”