On Monday, November 29th, 2021 the English football powerhouse giant in Manchester United just announced that they have hired Ralf Rangnick as the head coach of Man U’s football club for the remainder of the current season. After the conclusion of this season, Rangnick will hold a consultancy role with Manchester United for the following two years.
The Coaching Style of Ralf Rangnick
The German – born 63 – year – old Ralf is widely known as the “professor” of German football. Rangnick is heavily credited as the innovator of the highly – intensified pressing game style of play that has become quite popular and implemented all over European football lately, especially in Germany.
Manchester United is still expected to hire a permanent head coach before next season. After Man U fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, November 21st, 2021, the former footballer Michael Carrick took over as the interim manager of the English club. Presently Manchester United is sitting in 8th – place of the Premier League with only 1 / 3 of the season in the rearview mirror.
Rangnick is sure to stir up and refresh the playing style as well as the management structure currently in place with Manchester United’s football club. In order for Ralf to assume his new job with Man U, Rangnick had to forego his previous role with the Russian football club, Lokomotiv Moscow, where he was last utilized as their head of sports and development.
Manchester United’s younger football players should immediately feel the impact of Rangnick managing from the sideline, and hopefully Ralf can help those inexperienced youngsters develop into more polished footballers. For some of the more highly – talented veteran players of Manchester United, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, it will be interesting to see how they take to this head coaching change mid – season.
Ralf’s first match debuting as the interim manager of Manchester United should come on this Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 when Man U plays Arsenal as long as Rangnick can secure his working visa by that time. If he is unable to secure his working visa by then, Michael Carrick will continue to manage Manchester United until Ralf is qualified to transition in to the head coaching role of Manchester United for the remainder of this season.
Ralf Rangnick’s Experience as a Football Club Manager
- FC Viktoria Backnang from 1983 to 1985.
- VfB Stuttgart II from 1985 to 1987.
- TSV Lippoldsweiler from 1987 to 1988.
- SC Korb from 1988 to 1990.
- VfB Stuttgart U19 from 1990 to 1994.
- Reutlingen 05 from 1995 to 1997.
- Ulm 1846 from 1997 to 1999.
- VfB Stuttgart from 1999 to 2001.
- Hannover 96 from 2001 to 2004.
- Schalke 04 from 2004 to 2005.
- 1899 Hoffenheim from 2006 to 2011.
- Schalke 04 from 2011 to 2011.
- RB Leipzig from 2015 to 2019.
- Manchester United (interim) from 2021 to 2022.
“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience,” the newly appointed head coach of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick, explained. “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.”
The director of Manchester United, John Murtough, pronounced Rangnick as, “One of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football. He was our No. 1 candidate for interim manager.” Murtough goes on to say, “Reflecting the invaluable leadership and technical skills he will bring from almost four decades of experience in management and coaching.”
Douglas, Steve. “Rangnick, German soccer’s ‘Professor,’ hired by Man United”. The Associated Press. November 29, 2021.