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There is already an owner for the Old Trafford bench. Not permanently, but until the end of the season. Ralf Rangnick is leaving his post as Lokomotiv Moscow’s director of sport and development to lead Manchester United until the end of the season.

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Following the removal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, Michael Carrick temporarily took over the reins. He led the red team during the Champions League duel at Villarreal and will also sit at Stamford Bridge, as Rangnick’s work permit won’t arrive before the weekend. According The Athletic, The 63-year-old coach has agreed to sign a six-month contract, until the end of May. Later he will occupy a position in the sports management of Manchester United, a job that is not strange to him. I already carried out it in the RB of Leipzig and Salzburg before arriving at the Lokomotiv. This agreement will be carried out if Lokomotiv approves the German’s departure, something that in England they intuit that it will not be a problem.

Ralf Rangnick will try to give personality to a team that is currently six points away from the Champions League spots. During his spells at Hannover, Schalke and Hoffenheim he developed the collective pressure system that is so widely used in modern football. Jürgen Klopp was one of his most gifted students, but other names include Thomas Tüchel, Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Julian Nagelsmann.