Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become the club’s new interim manager until the end of the 2021-22 season.
Michael Carrick took the lead of the Red Devils against Villarreal on Tuesday, leading the team to a 2-0 victory after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was removed from his head coaching position over the weekend.
United are expected to name Mauricio Pochettino as their longtime manager but appear to have to wait until the end of the season to succeed him at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Red Devils were therefore in search of an interim coach, with former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde sometimes seen as a favorite.
Rangnick, currently Head of Sports and Development at Lokomotiv Moscow, has signed a six-month contract with the 20-time English champion.
The report says the 63-year-old will take on a two-year advisory role at the club after his interim manager’s contract expires in May.
Rangnick, who will not be responsible for the duel with Chelsea on Sunday as he is waiting for a work permit, headed RB Leipzig between 2015 and 2019 in two separate phases.