Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager


Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season.


The 63-year-old takes over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was fired on 21 November following a defeat by Watford.


Rangnick has left his role as head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the job.


"I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season," said Rangnick.


Following the end of this season, Rangnick will stay on at Old Trafford for an additional two years in a consultancy role.


Rangnick has built an impressive coaching reputation during his time in Germany, with both Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel speaking highly of him.


He won the German Cup with Schalke in 2011 and took RB Leipzig to the final in 2019.


During the 2010-11 season, he led Schalke to the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they lost 6-1 on aggregate to United, who were then beaten by Barcelona in the final.