Manchester United bosses on Monday announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their Interim Manager until the end of the season.
The former RB Leipzig coach takes over from the first-team coach Michael Carrick, who has been in caretaker charge for the two games following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just over a week ago for a temple run of results for the 20-time English champions.
At the end of the season, Rangnick is set to take on a consultancy role at Old Trafford for a further two years.
According to the United Football Director, John Murtough, Rangnick was their 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.
Rangnick in his acceptance speech said he is excited to join United and focused on making it a successful season for the struggling 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 fulfill their potential, both individually and most importantly, as team,” he said.
“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s long-term goals on a consultancy basis.” He added.
Manchester United are the eighth in the Premier League table after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea leading on Sunday, 5 points off the top 4.
Solskjaer was last week sacked by the club bosses after a defeating 4-1 against Watford and humiliating home losses to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
Solskjaer has been the club manager for nearly three years and under his leadership, United finished fourth in the premier league back-to-back seasons for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired as the club boss in 2013.