Rangnick tipped to have same impact at United like Tuchel did at Chelsea

Ralf Rangnick has been tipped to have an ‘immediate uplift’ at Manchester United in the same way that his compatriot Thomas Tuchel did at Chelsea.

Sky Sports have reported that United have reached an agreement in principle with Lokomotiv Moscow for the German to become the club’s interim boss.

The 63-year-old, who is currently head of sport development with the Russian side, will stay at United for another two-years in a consultancy role, following the conclusion of his interim spell.

Rangnick will be hoping to replicate the impact his student had at Stamford Bridge, when he replaced club legend Frank Lampard.

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The former Schalke and RB Leipzig manager will be in an identical position to Tuchel, in that he is replacing a club legend in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with a talented squad at his disposal, which is underachieving.

If Rangnick manages to guide us to Champions League glory, alongside an FA Cup final appearance and a top four finish, then there maybe calls for a statue to be built in his honour.

He’s going to find it very tough to match Tuchel’s immediate impact in London, but German football correspondent Raphael Honigstein ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Rangnick made a similar explosive start at Old Trafford.

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Speaking via the Athletic, Honigstein said: “It wouldn’t surprise me if we see an immediate uplift like we saw when Tuchel took over from Lampard.”

The German football expert also praised Rangnick’s style of football, which the Manchester United players will have drilled into them at Carrington.

Honigstein added: “Rangnick is the epitome of organised, collective football.”

Playing under the master of gegenpressing, Manchester United’s players, who have been criticised for not running enough under Solskjaer, will have to trust and buy into Rangnick’s philosophy, or face being left out of the team.

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