Is Ralf the way to go?
In the past 24 hours we’ve had various names been linked to the United job and as we speak, another candidate has been touted to take the prestigious job. According to BILD Reporter Christian Falk, former Leipzig caretaker Ralf Rangnick has expressed interest in the United job, having been rumored to take over three years ago following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.
Ralf is seen as the forefather in German football for his revolution that inspired the likes of and Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann. He laid out the foundation for Leipzig team which he helped turn into one of the biggest clubs in German top-flight. The 63-year old German is well known across the Red Bull outfit having served as a football director at both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig and later on enjoying two spells as a manager for the latter. The German tactician is currently out of management but is tied down to a development role at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Ralf popularized Gegenpressing, a philosophy that current Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp undertook at his respective clubs i.e Mainz, Dortmund and currently Liverpool.
Ralf’s interest in taking the reins should definitely arouse the United board as he is a proven tactician and an eminent figure within German football. Whether Ole stays at the managerial seat it remains to be seen however its very difficult to envisage the 99’ Treble winner seeing out the remainder of the season.