As per recent reports, Lokomotiv Moskow have still not granted Ralf Rangnick permission to leave for Manchester United. The delay has caused a bit of tension for the Red Devils as they wait for their new manager.
After the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday, the Man Utd board gave Michael Carrick the role of caretaker manager. The player-turned-coach got his first victory in the Champions League clash against Villarreal.
With a delay in Rangnick’s paper works, Carrick will also be in charge of the game against Chelsea and probably Arsenal. It is also reported that the German coach is having troubles regarding Visa and work permit for his move to England.
Rangnick style of play could suit Manchester United
Man Utd are a club that mainly resides in their counter-attacking style of play. Since the time of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils have been famous for their attack and energy. However, Ole Gunnar had failed to execute this strategy with a haphazard defence and midfield.
On the other hand, Rangnick is the master of Gegenpressing, a tactic whereby the team, after losing possession, immediately attempts to win back possession. This tactic has helped him raise two teams from nothing and take them to the top. The 63-year-old coach is highly known for his contributions to Leipzig’s success.
Under his leadership, the club was promoted to the Bundesliga and reached the Champions League. Their highest domestic finish as runners-up was in the 2016–17 season, while their highest European finish was the semi-finals in the 2019-20 season.
Therefore, Rangnick can make use of his own tactics of pressing and use his mastery to guide the Red Devils. A youth-filled team would be perfect to enable a partnership of counter-pressing style and counter-attacking football.
Ralf Rangnick’s future plans at Man Utd
The agreement between Ralf Rangnick and Manchester will see the 63-year-old take on a two-year consultancy role at the club after his interim manager’s contract will come to an end in May. In turn, the German would be interested in taking the full-time manager role if offered. Julian Naglesmann on Rangnick’s appointment at the Old Trafford:
“I texted Ralf Rangnick and told him I think it’s great to see him at Man United. He will do MancUnited very well with the way he plays football.”
It is believed that the deal between the manager and the club will be signed later this week. By bringing in the teacher of the table-toppers to Old Trafford, Manchester United would hope to compete for the Premier League title once again.
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