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It was not the only option .. Behind the scenes of choosing Rangnick to coach Manchester United

German Ralph Rangnick, who has become on the cusp of coaching Manchester United, was not the only option for the English club’s management.

It is expected that Manchester United will announce in the coming hours that Rangnick will officially coach the team with a contract until the end of the current season, with an advisory role in managing the club starting from the next row, with a two-year contract.

Manchester United had announced the dismissal of Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the team’s training last Sunday due to poor results, revealing his intention to appoint a coach temporarily until the end of the season.

The American website, “The Athletic”, revealed the scenes of settling on Rangnick to take over the task, and he has not coached any team since his departure from the coaching seat of the German team Leipzig in 2019.

“The Athletic” confirmed that contacts with Rangnick began last Sunday, directly after the dismissal of Solskjaer, but it was not the only option for the United management.

The United management also contacted former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and French former coach Rudi Garcia, former Marseille coach, to discuss the possibility of one of them taking over the task.

However, the interview that Rangnick conducted with a number of United officials, was decisive in persuading the Red Devils management to give him the task until the end of the season, especially as it is not convinced that Michael Carrick will continue more than that in the position of coach after the dismissal of Solskjaer.

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The American website stressed that the United administration has completely ruled out the option of negotiating with Argentine Mauricio Pochettino to take over the task at the present time, preferring to wait until next summer, as it is its first choice for the permanent coach’s seat.

It should be noted that Manchester United is expected to reach an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow, in whose management Rangnick is working, so that he can obtain his signature officially in the coming hours.