- Ralph Rangnick was recently appointed as the interim manager of Manchester United
- His contract runs through the summer, followed by a two-year consulting position.
- But United icon Gary Neville has urged the club to be flexible with the situation
- Neville said Rangnick could last longer as boss depending on how things go.
Gary Neville has urged Manchester United to consider allowing Ralph Rangnick to stay on as manager longer if necessary.
Rangnik, 63, was recently appointed as the club’s new interim manager until the end of the season, with an advisory role of two years thereafter.
However, United icon Neville insisted that the circumstances could mean it is better for the German to stay as boss beyond the summer, and that the club has to be ‘flexible’ and ‘agile’ to consider all possibilities. encouraged to.
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He said: ‘I call it coaching the club. He goes on to coach the team for the season and he has been coaching the club for two years, in terms of a football project with structure and a clear ethos. I don’t think they have for the last eight to 10 years, and they have reacted to the wants and wishes of managers, which is what Everton is doing.
‘It was right to hire Ole. Let’s just say there is no world class who can take over for four years at the end of the season and Rangnik had a wonderful six months. I will not hold another season as manager against him as a United fan.’
Neville claimed it was the right decision for United to give his former teammate and friend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a permanent job after impressing him on an interim basis, although this ended with the sacking of the Norwegian.
There is a clear comparison of the situation with Rangnik’s predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was given a permanent job after impressing as an interim before being sacked.
And he added: ‘Suppose that halfway through the season, which I think happened to Ole when (Mauricio) Poch (Atino) became available upon leaving Spurs, perhaps Rangnik would have moved into the role above. Is.
‘If a world-class manager is available, he or she should come in for a big four-year project.
Be flexible, be agile. If he wins the Champions League, the players love him and football is incredible, you’ll probably keep him going. But still one must be flexible enough to know that he can go up. He has to be open to all options.