Recently, many rumors emerged of Erik ten Hag securing his place as Manchester United manager. However, when Ralf Rangnick, the current manager of the Red Devils, was enquired about the situation, he had an ambiguous response for the same.
Ralf Rangnik was part of a press conference wherein he was asked about the Ajax coach. Even though he showered huge praise on him, calling him a “top coach and manager,” the German refused to comment on whether the Red Devils will go with him in the next season or not.
“From what I know, all the managers the club has spoken to so far are top managers, top coaches and this is true of Erik ten Hag. That’s all I can say at this stage. For me it’s about preparing the team for tomorrow’s game and hopefully three points tomorrow,” said Rangnick.
“I know with which coaches they have spoken to so far, they are all top coaches, but again my focus is on tomorrow, the game tomorrow, and the upcoming games after tomorrow’s game,” added the German coach.
Thus in his discretion too, there was a hint of praise and approval for Ten Hag, all being positive signs of his arrival at Old Trafford. Ten Hag was interviewed by Manchester United 2 weeks ago and emerged as a favorite already back then. According to some reports, the Dutch manager is all set to take command of the Red Devils next season.
Ralf Rangnick’s ‘consultant’ role at Manchester United
After resigning as Interim manager Rangnick will remain at Manchester United as a consultant on a two-year contract, aligning himself with their development plans.
“As you know, we have agreed upon a contract as an advisor and we will speak about that in the next couple of weeks I’m pretty sure – at the latest, the end of the season. But again, my focus is on tomorrow,” mentioned Rangnick when asked about his future role at the club.
He also has his own recommendations for Manchester United to improve, with physicality and scouting based on players’ football DNA, being the key points.
Rangnick resides in Hale but it is unclear whether he will remain in England during his consultancy role at Manchester United or not.