Manchester United are on the verge of appointing former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick as interim boss according to reports.
Sky Sports note:
Ralf Rangnick, 63, will need to leave his position as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role.
Discussions are ongoing over a deal that would also see Rangnick remain at the club for two years beyond the end of the season in a consultancy role.
Rangnick, 63, is one of the most respected names in German football and is currently manager of sports and development for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Michael Carrick has been in charge of the first team since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following the 4-1 defeat away to Watford.
Rangnick isn’t expected to be in the dugout for United’s trip to Chelsea but should take over officially on Monday.
The former RB Leipzig boss has also managed Hoffenheim, Hannover 96 and Schalke where he took them to the Champions League semi finals before being knocked out by United in 2011.
United face Arsenal at Old Trafford next week and that could be Rangnick’s first game in charge as the Reds look to bounce back from a recent run of results that eventually led to Solskjaer’s sacking.
Rangnick is well-respected in Germany for his approach to coaching and has been touted as being hugely influential on the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.
Reports suggest the former Schalke boss has been studying videos of United’s training sessions in preparation for his new role at Old Trafford.