Manchester United have announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager.
The Premier League club confirmed this in a statement via their website on Monday.
Rangnick’s appointment is coming less than 24 hours after United played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday.
The statement read in part: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements.
“Following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years.”
Reacting, John Murtough, Manchester United’s football director, told the club’s website: “Ralf is one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football. He was our number one candidate for an 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.”