Manchester United new interim manager Ralf Rangnick is ready to build for the long-term

Ralf Rangnick will have the opportunity to showcase his expertise in his new role as interim manager at Manchester United.

The 63-year-old will take charge of the Red Devils until June before moving into a consultancy role for two years when the club elect a permanent manager.

Rangnick faces a tough task to revive United’s season after a run of just one league win in their last eight matches has seen them plummet to 8th-place.

He is inevitably optimistic about the project and is set about helping them fulfil their long-term goals.

“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season. The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience,” Rangnick said.

“All my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly as a team.

“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”

Rangnick has previously managed Ulm 1846m VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96, Schalke 04, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig respectively.

He also worked as director of football for both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig between 2012 and 2018. During this period, RB Leipzig earned promotion from the fourth-tier to the Bundesliga and Salzburg won eight Austria Bundesliga titles and reached the Champions League and Europa League.

Michael Carrick will also conclude his tenure as caretaker manager. The former United midfielder managed the club in their 2-0 victory over Villarreal and 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Champions League and Premier League respectively.

Carrick and all the current coaching team will remain at the club, although Rangnick will bring in a limited number of his own staff.

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