Ralf Rangnick reveals whether Tuchel can be Manchester United’s next manager

According to reports, Manchester United may announce a permanent manager as soon as next month.

United sacked Ole Gunnar earlier in the campaign, and appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis.

Rangnick is expected to play a top consultancy role at the end of the season, and he’d likely oversee a fresh managerial appointment.

Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag have been linked with the Manchester United job, but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has advised United to take advantage of Chelsea’s crisis and hand over the job to Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.

Rangnick has however dismissed those talks.

Asked if Tuchel could emerge as a Manchester United managerial target, Rangnick said ahead of Saturday’s clash with top-four rivals Tottenham: “It doesn’t make sense at all to even think or speculate about that.

“Yes, Thomas Tuchel is a top manager, yes, I know him well, yes he was a player of mine in Ulm, yes, he took his first job as a football coach in Stuttgart when I was the head coach.

“We all know that, but he’s the manager of Chelsea right now, they’re third, they’re still in the Champions League.

“Only because there are issues now around the ownership of this club, to speculate about maybe him being a candidate for the manager’s job here in the summer, it doesn’t make sense to do that.”