Although he has struggled to steady the ship at Manchester United as manager, Ralf Rangnick will be hoping to have more of an impact at Old Trafford in a consultancy role from next season.
According to Sportsmail, Rangnick is only expected to work six days a month when he moves into a consultancy role at the club at the end of the season. Many expect the German to influence proceedings and help with the major rebuild required at the Theatre of Dreams from the position.
Rangnick will therefore work just 144 days over the course of two years in the post. They also report that the former RB Leipzig boss has not been consulted by the higher powers at the club over who should succeed him in the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag are widely regarded as the two frontrunners for the post and have held talks at the club, but Rangnick is yet to be asked which of the pair he believes is best suited to the job. Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Spain’s international boss Luis Enrique make up the quartet of candidates as it stands.
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With Edinson Cavani out of contract at the end of the season, Marcus Rashford considering leaving the club and Mason Greenwood unavailable, a striker will also be on United’s shopping list. Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, could be the only forward option for the club come the summer and investment in the final third is well needed, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane being targetted.
The Athletic report that the club are keen to sign two midfielders, a forward and a right-winger in the summer to kickstart their revival, though a new manager will certainly have their own ideas on what the team requires too. Rangnick will be hoping that he will be called upon during his limited workdays to help with those signings, though it remains to be seen how the situation pans out.