Manchester United are reportedly close to appointing Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as manager, with Ralf Rangnick linked with a new role in charge of the Austrian national team
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Ralf Rangnick is said to be able to take on a new managerial position when his time at Manchester United comes to an end this summer.
The German arrived at Old Trafford as caretaker manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November and is expected to take up an advisory role at the club at the end of the season. But recent reports have linked him to the vacant manager’s job with the Austrian national team.
It comes after reports that the Reds are close to appointing Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as the club’s next manager – with a likely announcement date already revealed. And United could follow Roy Keane’s advice and hand the first-team role over to a promising academy graduate.
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United followed Keane’s advice
James Garner could be offered a starting place at Manchester United when he returns from loan spells with Nottingham Forest this summer.
The midfielder impressed in the Championship as Steve Cooper’s side made it to the playoffs, and is also an important part of the club. FA Cup ran that saw them claim Arsenal and Leicester before being knocked down by Liverpool. And reports are now suggesting he could muscle his way into United’s first team in a move that is sure to galvanize club legend Roy Keane following his praise of the player. this.
After Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup loss to Liverpool, Keane was full of praise for the United youngster and advised he would benefit from his experiences in the Championship.
Probable release date for Ten Hag
Reports suggest Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with Ajax’s Erik ten Hag to become the club’s new manager.
It is thought that Richard Arnold and Joel Glazer think Ten Hag is the better long-term option for United to replace Ralf Rangnick and lead the Red Devils back to glory. But it’s unlikely any announcement is imminent, with Ten Hag unable to take charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
That could mean United will delay making an official announcement until then – leaving fans in the dark in the meantime.
Rangnick linked to new job
According to reports, Ralf Rangnick could be offered the chance to lead the Austrian national team when his time as interim manager at Manchester United comes to an end.
Recent reports have claimed that Peter Schottel, sporting director of the Austrian FA, flew to Manchester on a private jet on Monday to speak with Rangnick about taking charge of the national team after they failed to pass. qualifying for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. Although the OFB has since staunchly denied that a meeting took place, Rangnick was booked for a different role in the summer when a new coach was appointed at Manchester United.
And the German could be faced with a big decision about his future, as he will take on a two-year mentorship role at Old Trafford when his time as caretaker manager comes to an end.