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02nd Dec 2021

Ralf Rangnick granted work permit to begin role as Man Utd boss

Simon Lloyd

Rangnick is now free to begin his work as United manager

Ralf Rangnick has been granted a work permit, allowing him to begin his role as Manchester United’s new interim manager.

Following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last month, United confirmed earlier this week that the German would take charge until the end of the season, when the club intend to appoint a permanent manager.

Michael Carrick has taken charge of United for their last two games against Villarreal and Chelsea, with Rangnick unable to officially begin his job due to a delay related to his work permit. Now, however, the necessary paperwork has been signed and completed.

The 63-year-old will be in attendance as United take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday night but is expected to watch the game from the stands while Carrick continues to lead the side from the dugout.

His first official game as manager, therefore, will come on Sunday, when United host Crystal Palace.

Rangnick has recently been working as head of sports development for Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia, who United have since agreed a compensation fee with for his release. His last coaching role came with RB Leipzig.

He was given a tour of Old Trafford earlier in the week by John Murtough, who was appointed as United’s Director of Football earlier this year.

After he leaves his position as manager, Rangnick will continue to work with United in a consultancy role for a further two years, helping the club develop its longer term strategy.

United sit tenth in the Premier League table ahead of the clash with Arsenal after a dismal start to the season. They can move to within two points of the London club with a victory.

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