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Jurgen Klopp: Ralf Rangnick’s expected Manchester United arrival ‘not good news for other teams’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “Unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to Manchester United”; United aims to reach an agreement over Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as interim manager in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Ralf Rangnick’s expected arrival at arch-rivals Manchester United is “not good news for other teams”.

Klopp’s fellow German is set to be installed as interim manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United in advanced talks to make Ralf Rangnick interim manager |  Manchester United | The Guardian

Rangnick has had some influence on the Liverpool boss in terms of the pressing style. That has been so successful for him and Klopp knows exactly what to expect.

“Unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to Manchester United,” he said. “Ralf is obviously a really experienced manager. He built most famously two clubs from nowhere to proper threats and forces in Germany with Hoffenheim and Leipzig.”United will be organized on the pitch, we should realize that – that’s obviously not good news for other teams.”

United is hopeful of reaching an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for Rangnick to be released to become the club’s interim manager in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Negotiations between the clubs have been positive, with Rangnick currently manager of sports and development at the Russian club.


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What Ralf Rangnick(Manchester United New Coach) has said:

Rangnick, 63, will apply for a work permit once an agreement is reached. Also, the German expected to remain at United for two years beyond the season in a consultancy role.

Ralf Rangnick will bring innovative identity to Manchester United |  Manchester United | The Guardian

“A few minutes in, when the ball had gone out for a throw, I had to stop and count the opposition players,” he recalls in Raphael Honigstein’s book, Das Reboot.

“That was the first time I felt what it was like to come up against a team who systematically pressed the ball.”

Lobanovskiy’s relentless organized pressing tactics would form the basis of Rangnick’s own philosophy. One he would later implement at a string of clubs including Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. They are helping to revolutionize German football, inspire a generation of coaches including Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, and, ultimately, take him to the Manchester United hot-seat.

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