Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.

Given the temporary nature of the time he will spend in the Old Trafford dugout, it remains to be seen how many of his own coaching staff he will be allowed to bring.

It has been reported that Rangnick will be allowed to bring his own video analyst to the club.

It was also reported last week that he wanted Lars Kornetka as his assistant manager, according to Russian outlet Championat.


But that will not be happening, as Kornetka has taken up Rangnick’s old role at Lokomotiv Moscow.

The New York Times report that Rangnick has established his own consultancy firm, together with Kornetka.

That indicates the closeness of their relationship but also underlines the fact that the pair are now happy to help more than one club at any one time.

That business also helps explain the role Rangnick will have in the two years after he vacates the United hotseat.

FC Lokomotiv Moscow management team gives news conference
(Alexander ShcherbakTASS via Getty Images)

Some fans may wonder how much will change about United’s style of play given Rangnick only has six months to work with the squad and will seemingly be working with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching team.

That is a valid concern, especially with games coming thick and fast over the festive period, leaving little time to do tactical work on the training pitch.

But Thomas Tuchel is a disciple of Ralf Rangnick and rapidly had a transformative impact on Chelsea following his January arrival.

Rangnick will hope to have a similar effect, even without his trusted assistant and it is likely he will give Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick clear ideas of exactly how he wants these United players coached.

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