Veteran German boss named as candidate to replace Solskjaer

Date published: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 10:18 - Matthew Briggs

Former Red Bull Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has been mentioned as a contender to manage Manchester United in the German media.

The 61-year-old left Leipzig at the end of last season currently works for Red Bull as head of sport helping to develop talent.

Ragnick has a wealth of experience coaching in the Bundesliga with Schalke, Stuttgart and Hoffenheim among his former clubs and Sport Bild (via Sport Witness) report that he is a target for Bayern Munich sack if they axe Niko Kovac.

While the same report claims that Rangnick is also a ‘candidate’ if Manchester United sack the under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian did ease the pressure on himself after winning the tactical battle against Jurgen Klopp in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

However, United still sit just two points above the drop zone in 14th position after a poor start to the season, which has led to speculation that Solskjaer would be replaced.

Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was rumoured to be “very close” to getting the United job last week by Tuttosport with the Italian outlet claim that “concrete negotiations” had been held.

When asked about the talk though Allegri said: “I speak English too poorly for now, but I am learning.”

 

 

However the club have publicly supported Solskjaer with Woodward last week saying the Norwegian would be given time to make his mark.

“Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have,” Woodward told United’s staff. “We must win trophies, we must play attacking football, and we must give youth its chance,” said Woodward.

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