The news that the “Godfather of Gegenpressing” may soon be taken over by Manchester United has apparently delighted fans of the Red Devils.
Ralf Rangnick is rated very highly as the person to whom both Thomas Tuchel and Jürgen Klopp are attributed to have shaped their understanding of the game.
Time will tell if the potential appointment is the right one, but the fact that he has definitely been brought up points to the serious lack of organization that exists behind the scenes in the United boardroom.
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It seems pretty clear that as a knee-jerk reaction to the Watford outcome, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired with no one standing in his place to take over.
For a club of United’s standing, such a decision is amateurish at best, and the appointment of Michael Carrick as caretaker manager, followed by Rangnick, should come as interim manager, then a new full-time season manager at the end of the year just embarrassing.
Is it any wonder the Red Devils are in the mess they are in when those who make the decisions in the corridors of power are so wrong all the time?