Ralf Rangnick must convince the FA of his managerial credentials as his stints at RB Leipzig are not enough to automatically qualify for a work permit… but Manchester United are hopeful he will be in the dugout this weekend

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  • Man United confirm Ralph Rangnick will not be in charge of Arsenal clash
  • Till now Rangnik’s arrival has been banned due to non-receipt of work permit.
  • German must persuade FA panel of his managerial credentials to permit
  • They haven’t managed enough in recent years to automatically qualify for the GBE

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Ralph Rangnick will have to persuade an FA panel of his managerial credentials to secure a work permit, although Manchester United are optimistic the German will be able to command his first game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

United confirmed on Tuesday that caretaker boss Michael Carrick will oversee Arsenal’s third game at home at Old Trafford on Thursday night – while Rangnik awaits the arrival of his paperwork.

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The 63-year-old flew into the UK on Monday night, hours before stricter COVID restrictions came in place, and is believed to be staying at a hotel in Manchester.

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Ralph Rangnick must assure the FA of his managerial credentials to secure a work permit

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick will remain in charge of Arsenal clash on Thursday night

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick will remain in charge of Arsenal clash on Thursday night

It is understood that Rangnik does not meet the FA’s criteria for a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) because he has not managed a top-flight club in Europe in the past five years – either two consecutive years or three years. cumulatively.

Although Rangnik took over RB Leipzig twice, in the 2015–16 and 2018–19 seasons, while also serving as the club’s director of football, this is not enough to automatically qualify for the GBE – as That’s what Antonio Conte did in a month when he took over at Tottenham. Because of his recent stints at Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Joint sources argue that Rangnik has held other senior roles at RB Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow, but technically, he has not done enough work as a manager in this period.

United hope the German will be in charge in time for Sunday's visit to Crystal Palace

United hope the Germans will be in charge in time to visit the Crystal Palace on Sunday

United's clash with Arsenal on Thursday has come too soon for Rangnik to take over

United’s clash with Arsenal on Thursday has come too soon for Rangnik to take over

Before a work permit can be granted by the Home Office, his GBE will need to be approved by a three-member exceptions panel appointed by the FA, and chaired by a legal professional and two other individuals with a football background.

United expect it to arrive before the end of the week, helping Rangnik in the dug-out against Palace.

However, Thursday’s match against Arsenal has come too soon and Carrick has been on temporary charge since guiding United to a Champions League group win over Villarreal and a Premier League draw at Chelsea since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 10 days ago. Will stay in

“Michael Carrick will remain in caretaker charge for Thursday’s game against Arsenal,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.

‘Ralph Rangnick was announced as interim manager on Monday, but while the club follows the regulatory process around work visas, Carrick will remain on top.’

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