Even though Ralph Rangnick was not present as the new United team boss in Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London, at least the spirit of German coaching was already floating around. , Before kick-off, former United captain Gary Neville, now his club’s chief critic, tweeted that he felt like Rangnick had picked the record champion’s starting XI as a “huge departure from the staff’s previous game”. ” Was.
For the first time this season, United dropped the starting XI for Cristiano Ronaldo for tactical reasons. The club brought Ronaldo back to Manchester in the summer to be used in top games. After a minute’s play, Neville confirmed his belief when United, contrary to their habit, tried to disrupt the opponent’s build early with many players.
England striker legend Gary Lineker, on the other hand, left a little more time for analysis, who quickly queued the opinion of his specialist colleague. “Zero chance” that this would be true, ordered Lineker. In his thesis, he may refer to the fact that after this one-minute storm and insistence, Manchester again kicked (or defended) in the same manner as in the previous season’s games. This is exactly what should be changed immediately under Rangnik.
For Rangnik, his student life is a dream come true
On Monday, Manchester United publicly announced what had been public in the days following the sacking of club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last week: Rangnik, who has been an independent club consultant at Lokomotiv Moscow since July, on record with immediate effect. Champion will join as interim boss until the end of the season. In addition to employment, United agreed with him to work for two years as an advisor to the club’s management, which is not very football-loving. However, it can be assumed that the 63-year-old Rangnik could also be a permanent solution if he triggers a similar transformative effect on the team as Thomas Tuchel immediately managed to win the Champions League at Chelsea.
A year ago, Rangnik said he refused a temporary engagement at Chelsea, but now he can’t resist the temptation to take over one of the world’s biggest football clubs at United – and the first German in a spectacular 143. Became the owner of the team – year history of the club. For the native Swabia, to whom England has aroused a special fascination since its student sojourn, a lifelong dream has come true.
Even if there is nothing to read about it in the brief club announcement. Rangnik was only “enthusiastic” about his commitment and announced that he would focus on bringing the season to a “successful” end for the club. United, eighth in the Premier League, are currently twelve points behind leaders Chelsea – and miles behind their hopes of winning the championship again after 2013.
Ronaldo is said to have turned his nose up at Rangnik – but the team welcomes him with open arms
Michael Carrick will continue to look after the team until a work visa is issued for Rangnik – a requirement since the United Kingdom left the European Union. The club’s former midfield strategist previously assisted Solskjaer. Depending on how the bureaucratic hurdles have been dealt with, Rangnik could replace him in one of the upcoming home games this week against Arsenal FC (Thursday) and Crystal Palace (Sunday) at Old Trafford for the first time.
According to reports, football director John Murtaugh, who had already contacted Solskjaer on the day of his sacking, has been particularly strong of his commitment. Murtaugh praised the candidate of his dreams as one of the “most respected coaches and innovators” in world football. “Everyone” in the club will look forward to his “invaluable specialist knowledge and leadership qualities”.
Contrary to media reports on the island, according to which Ronaldo in particular should have turned his nose up at Rangnik, the team without exception welcomes him with open arms. After a three-year stagnation under Solskjaer, the professionals yearn for a professional who can enhance the squad’s potential – and who is on par with the league’s other great coaches. Because nothing has been more opposition to Manchester United’s aspiring players lately than what has literally been demonstrated in past duets with title rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. It clearly looks to Gary Neville as well: On Twitter, he marked the message about Rangnik’s engagement with a red heart.
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