Manchester United only appointed Ralf Rangnick for a period of six months because they have set their sights on replacing him with Ajax boss, Erik Ten Hag at the end of the season.
The 63-year-old Ralf Rangnick was awarded a six-month deal last week and his contract includes a two-year consultancy role that starts next season.
The Telegraph reports that the German, who started his Old Trafford career with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, was only given a short-term deal because United’s hierarchy has concluded plans to appoint Ten Hag this summer.
Ten Hag had, a few days ago, made his desire to take up a new challenge in Europe very clear.
Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City, and Zinedine Zidane are the other names linked to the Old Trafford permanent job. However, it is the Ajax man who is reportedly set to take over at Old Trafford come next summer.