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Ralf Rangnick: Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on new Manchester United manager

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German manager Ralf Rangnick is set to complete his move to Manchester United soon and the 63-year-old will sign a six-month contract with the Red Devils.

The Premier League giants initially appointed Michael Carrick as the interim manager after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but they have now opted for a more experienced option.

Rangnick is set to switch to a two-year consultancy role at the end of this season according to the terms of his agreement with Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been quite disappointing this season and it remains to be seen whether the managerial change can help them turn their season around.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of bitter rivals Liverpool certainly seems to think so.

Klopp believes that Rangnick is an outstanding coach who will make life difficult for the opposition.

Klopp said to The Telegraph: “Unfortunately, a good manager is coming to England to Manchester United. United will be organised on the pitch, we should realise that – that’s obviously not good news for other teams.

“He is a really good man and an outstanding coach. He most famously built two clubs from nowhere – Hoffenheim and Leipzig – to proper threats and forces in Germany.

“He did a lot of different jobs in football but always his first concern was being a coach and a manager. That’s what his best skill is, obviously.

“Between the coaches (in Germany) he is very highly regarded, and wherever he was he did an incredible job.”

The 63-year-old certainly has a lot of experience as a manager but he has very little time to implement his ideas and the fans will be expecting immediate results. The German manager prefers high pressing attacking football and it will be interesting to see whether the Manchester United players can adapt to his methods quickly.

There is no doubt that the Red Devils have a talented squad at their disposal and they have managed to show their quality from time to time. Rangnick will be hoping to add more aggression and consistency to the side over the next few weeks.

Rangnick could make a lasting impression at the club even if he doesn’t succeed in his short managerial tenure. The German has held administrative roles in the past and he could sort out the structure at Old Trafford behind the scenes and reshape the club from top to bottom.

Furthermore, he is an excellent scout and he could help Manchester United sign some elite talents for the future. 

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