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Manchester United interested in Gerhard Struber as Rangnick’s assistant manager

Manchester United Gerhard, Six Sports

Manchester United is looking to bring in New York Red Bulls Gerhard Struber as Ralf Rangnick’s assistant manager. According to The Sun, the Red Devils have already made contact with the Austrian manager in the last few days.

Manchester United is on the verge of a major overhaul in their club’s management structure. They have struggled to make an impact this season in the Premier League even after making some big-money moves.

The signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and marque player Cristiano Ronaldo weren’t better results.

Manchester United sit 7th on the table with 21 points. And are 6 points off the 4th spot, which is simply not acceptable from a club that aims to win titles.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær mutually left the United manager role a couple of weeks ago. Another United great Michael Carrick took over the interim manager role.

Carrick’s surprise resignation just before the arrival of new manager Ralf Rangnick left an opening for the position of Assistant Manager.

The Austrian Gerhard Struber worked together with current Manchester United coach Rangnick at RB Salzburg. Where he was appointed as a youth-team coach.

Ralf Rangnick is said to be very fond of the 44-year-old Austrian. Rangnick likes to have like-minded people around him who have similar footballing philosophies and Gerhard seems to fit the bill perfectly.

Is Gerhard Gruber the right man for Manchester United?

Ralf Rangnick will be taking charge of his first Manchester United game this Sunday. They will be playing against a mid-table Crystal Palace side.

Rangnick will be without a proper assistant coach in this game. Manchester United will want to fill this position as soon as possible.

Gerhard Gruber took on some youth coaching positions before becoming the first team coach of Austrian sides FC Liefering and Wolfsberger AC. He also had a stint at the English club Barnsley from November 2019 to October 2020.

Manchester United will have to buy out the Austrian as he has a 2-year contract with his current employers, but he is one of the best youth coaches currently in Europe. Being one of the most sought-after managers currently, he could be a good option for the Red Devils.

Given the chance, not many managers would turn down this job. It would be a good learning opportunity for the 44-year-old Austrian, who could use this experience to go on to bigger first-team coaching opportunities.

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