The Red Devils announced on Monday the German has been named interim boss until the end of the season, taking the reins from Michael Carrick, who was put in temporary charge
Jesse Lingard has become the first Manchester United player to endorse Ralf Rangnick’s appointment on Instagram.
The Red Devils announced on Monday the German has been named interim boss until the end of the season, taking the reins from Michael Carrick, who was put in temporary charge.
At the end of the campaign, Rangnick will then move upstairs to work a consultancy role for Man United, and he will even have a say on who replaces him in the Old Trafford hot seat.
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Every United player will be back on trial on the training ground this week as Rangnick assess his squad to determine his strongest XI.
And it seems Lingard, who has been on the periphery for United this season, is hopeful Rangnick’s appointment will be beneficial for him.
Becoming the first Red Devils player to react to Man United’s official Rangnick announcement post on Instagram, Lingard endorsed the hire with a ‘like’.
Rangnick announced his plans for United upon being announced on Monday.
He said: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club. The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience.
“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.”
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Man United director of football John Murtough said of his appointment: “Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football.
“He was our number one candidate for interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role.”