Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that Manchester United’s imminent appointment of his ‘outstanding’ influential compatriot Ralf Rangnick is ‘not good news for other teams’.
Rangnick looks set to become the club’s interim manager until the end of the season and then he will take up a two-year consultancy role at the club, according to the Athletic.
The German coach, who is currently head of sports and development at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, has had a huge influence on the likes of Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann.
Famed for his talent spotting and gegenpressing, the 63-year-old looks set to be tasked with rebuilding a talented Manchester United dressing room, which looked broken in the final stages of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure.
But Klopp has praised Rangnick and paid tribute to him building two of his previous clubs Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig up ‘from nowhere’.
Speaking via talkSPORT, Klopp said: “Unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, to Manchester United!” Klopp said.
“That’s how it is. He’s a really experienced manager who built two clubs from nowhere with Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.
“He’s done a lot of different jobs in football but his first concern is being a coach and that’s his best skill.
“United will be organised on the pitch and that’s not good news for other teams [in the Premier League].
“Ralf will quickly realise that he has no time to train because United play all the time, but a really good man and outstanding coach will come to England, if it happens.”
United fans will be hoping that with Rangnick at the club, in an initial management capacity before moving into a hierarchy role, he can help us close the gap on the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, and challenge for major trophies once again.
Caretaker manager Michael Carrick will still be in charge for the club’s clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
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