Manchester United have opted against replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a permanent appointment, it has been officially confirmed.
Instead, the Red Devils will look to hire an interim manager until the end of the 2021-22 season with Michael Carrick staying in charge for the time being.
According to the BBC, a tier-one source, Man United’s executives feel that an experienced interim manager, working the current coaching setup, will bring stability to the club.
This will in turn give the Red Devils some much-needed time and space to have ‘a comprehensive look at the managerial situation’, allowing them to assess each of the potential candidates individually.
Thus, according to The Athletic, another tier-one source, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become the interim manager.
The German specialist is expected to join the Red Devils on a six-month contract which will be followed by a two-year ‘consultancy’ position at the club.
Moreover, the deal is subject to approval by the Russian side FC Lokomotiv Moscow where the 63-year-old is currently working as a head of sports and development.
Rangnick will not be in charge for the Chelsea clash in the Premier League on Sunday due to the process of acquiring a work permit in the United Kingdom.