Liverpool legend reveals why he feels sorry for Ralf Rangnick

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Liverpool legend John Barnes has hailed the work done by Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

Rangnick took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midway through the campaign, but many pundits have criticised the German’s style, insisting that there’s been no much difference since his appointment.

Liverpool legend John Barnes thinks otherwise. Barnes doesn’t think it’s Rangnick’s fault, and believes that the job is a difficult one due to the nature of his appointment.

“Ralf Rangnick hasn’t been a disappointment because he came in on a short-term basis and we knew he wouldn’t be the permanent manager,” Barnes said on BonusCodeBets.

“I feel sorry for him because it’s difficult when the players know he’s not going to stay, so how influential can he be with the team? He’s just trying to steady the ship, and the quicker United make an appointment the better.

“It’s not Rangnick’s fault – he’s a good manager. United haven’t resolved their permanent manager situation and anybody in those circumstances would find it a hard job.”