OFFICIAL: Man Utd appoint new boss

English Premier League

Manchester United have officially confirmed the appointment of German coach Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.  

With various reports having suggested that United were conducting a number of interviews for the interim manager position last week, the Red Devils have now appointed former RB Leipzig boss Rangnick for the role following his exit from his position as managing director of sport and communications at Lokomotiv Moscow. 

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see United's previous two interim managers  

He will take charge of the side until the end of this season, and will then step into a consultancy role at the club for the following two years, per Sky Sports.  

"Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football," United football director John Murtough said via the club's official website.

"He was our number one candidate for interim manager, reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching."

"Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him during the season ahead, and then for a further two years in his advisory role."

Rangnick himself has commented on his appointment, with his arrival subject to work visa requirements.

"I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club," the German said.

"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."

Read: Klopp comments on 'Rangnick to Utd' 

The seasoned manager is credited with having influenced a number of top German coaches, including Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, and Julian Nagelsmann.  

Here are four managers who have reportedly rejected the United job 


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