Ralf Rangnick has suddenly become a lot more important to Man United as a result of Richard Arnold’s big call.
Ralf Rangnick, the interim head coach of Manchester United, has had a rocky start at the club.
According to reports, Ralf Rangnick is set to play a bigger role at Manchester United as a result of a call made by incoming CEO Richard Arnold.
Despite a rocky start at Old Trafford, the Red Devils’ interim head coach is expected to take up a position within the club’s hierarchy by the end of the season.
Rangnick took over as interim manager for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November, but his tenure hasn’t been without its challenges.
Following Solskjaer’s departure, United put in two unconvincing performances in narrow victories over Crystal Palace and Norwich.
Rangnick’s side limped to a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Newcastle, adding to the German’s woes.
Last week, Wolves won their first game at Old Trafford in over 41 years.
It came after United’s only dominant showing under Rangnick, a 3-1 victory over Burnley.
A COVID-19 outbreak swept through the United squad during December, which may explain the lackluster performances.
However, rumors of player dissatisfaction persist, with stars reportedly unhappy with Rangnick’s methods.
Despite a lackluster start, the former RB Leipzig coach is expected to take on a consultancy role at the end of the season.
And, according to reports, his mission may be more important than expected.
According to the Reading The Game newsletter of the Independent, new CEO Arnold will be less involved in the football side of the club’s operations than predecessor Ed Woodward.
In February, controversial executive vice-chairman Woodward will step down and be replaced by current managing director Arnold, who will take on the title of CEO.
Rangnick could be in line for a key position even after he retires from coaching the team.
The 63-year-old will assist technical director Darren Fletcher and football director John Murtough with football matters.
With those three overseeing the football side of the club and Arnold focusing on business, the United hierarchy is likely to be more structured.
But first, Rangnick must address the primary issues confronting the first.
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