Speaking about whether Harry Maguire will remain as the captain of Man United next season, Ralf Rangnick said: “I can only tell you what I have done in the past when I was head coach or manager because in Germany it’s called ‘Mannschaftskapitan’ – the captain of the team.
“I strongly believe the captain should be elected by the team because he’s called the team manager and we always did that. We always had a board of four or five players – we called it the Spielerrat [players’ council] – elected by the players.
“The player with the highest amount of votes was the team captain at the end. That was how I did it. I know a lot of head coaches don’t do it that way. That’s what I would do if I was still the manager next season but in the end, I’m not. This is something that Erik will have to decide.”
Maguire is reportedly set to be out for the rest of the season, so Rangnick could switch around the captain’s armband in the remaining games.
Erik ten Hag will make the decision on who will be Man United captain next season, but it remains to be seen whether he makes the players vote for it or decides for it himself.