Three key reasons Ralf Rangnick would be an ideal appointment for Manchester United
Manchester United are reported by The Mail to be considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as manager.
One candidate keen on replacing him is German manager Ralf Rangnick, reports BILD.
Rangnick is an option who United should strongly consider. Both short-term or long-term, he is capable of making a lasting impact at the club.
Here is a look at three key reasons why United should go for Rangnick as Solskjaer’s replacement…
Rangnick has worked both as a manager and a director of football for Red Bull’s team in Germany and Austria and has a unique skillset to offer.
He will be able to quickly identify talent gaps in the squad and ways to fix those issues.
Rangnick is also used to doing so on a smaller budget than he would get at United.
Players who Rangnick has signed during his career as manager include Roberto Firmino for just £3.6 million, and Leicester title winner Christian Fuchs for just £3.4 million.
The highest fee Rangnick has ever spent, per transfermarkt is £17.1 million on Amadou Haidara in 2018.
Rangnick is a smart tactician known for adapting his strategy to get the best of the players he has at his disposal.
At Leipzig this saw him implement a 4-2-2-2 formation, while he has previously utilised a 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 diamond.
Rangnick is regarding as laying the blueprint for Jurgen Klopp’s pressing football, now widely adopted among German coaches.
He likes to play a direct style of attacking football which should be entertaining to watch. Rangnick’s knowledge and coaching structure would be a big upgrade on Solskjaer’s inexperienced assistants.
On the pitch he will give United a clear direction, and off the pitch he will offer the right guidance too, for a club which desperately needs it.
Rangnick has the seniority which Solskjaer lacks. There would be no worries over whether he is too scared to drop certain players.
His work at the top level in the Bundesliga over the past decade equips him far better for success than Solskjaer.
Rangnick also took unfancied Schalke to the Champions League semi-finals in 2011, where he lost to United.
United need a coach who the players respect who is not afraid to make the hard calls. Rangnick ticks all the boxes.
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