Ralf Rangnick: Everything we know so far about the new Man Utd manager

We take a look at the latest surrounding the appointment of United’s interim boss, who’s likely to join him and when he could be in place at Old Trafford.

Manchester United confirmed on Monday that Ralf Rangick will be the club’s new interim manager until the end of the season.

In a statement, the club said Michael Carrick will remain in charge until Rangnick’s visa can be sorted - but didn’t offer a firm date for when that might be.

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So what else do we know about Rangnick’s situation so far? We’ve rounded up some of the main news from Monday.

What else has been reported today

The Telegraph claim that Rangnick has been watching footage of United’s training sessions and games in order to familiarise himself with the players.

They also report that before he can take charge of the team, the 63-year-old will need to have his visa approved, submit a negative PCR test and complete his period of mandatory self-isolation. It means he’s unlikely to be on the touchline for Thursday’s game against Arsenal.

Meanwhile, The Athletic writes Rangnick has been in England since Tuesday and has spoken extensively to John Murtagh and Darren Fletcher, who conducted the interview process.

It’s reported the current coaching staff of Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan will remain at the club, although Rangnick is expected to bring in his own coaches as well. ESPN’s Rob Dawson says the German will be able to bring a ‘small number’ of his own staff.

Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow released a statement on Monday thanking Rangnick for his work at the Russian club.

"Under the leadership of Rangnick, a scout department, a block for medicine and innovation was created in the club in a short time, a system of advanced video analytics was introduced, a coaching staff was formed, high-tech information systems were launched," the statement said.

"The modern European system of football training, which Rangnick introduced at Lokomotiv, is not tied to personalities and will continue to work after his departure. The club will develop in accordance with the announced long-term strategy.”

Journalist Fabrizio Romano also tweeted to say Rangnick would have a say on United’s next manager, and on the future of those players whose contracts are expiring this summer, which includes Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

He also said United will not have to pay any compensation to Lokomotiv for the deal.

What’s Rangnick himself said so far?

The new boss has only issued a short statement via the club, saying: “I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the 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 fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team. Beyond that I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”