Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs fans are in agreement that Man United’s decision to appoint Ralph Rangnick as interim manager is a good and dangerous one as the Red Devils look to get back on the right track.
Ed Woodward and co. decided to pull the trigger on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tumultuous reign after the embarrassing 4-1 Watford defeat.
Consequently, Michael Carrick took charge in the short-term and oversaw an important win against Villarreal in the Champions League earlier this week as the board were working behind the scenes to get in a new manager.
It initially looked like Mauricio Pochettino would be the one to take the reins from Solskjaer on a permanent basis, with the Manchester Evening News reporting that it was somewhat in the making but Paris Saint-Germain’s reluctance to release him mid-season has prompted a U-turn in strategy by the looks of it.
Now, The Athletic are reporting that United have agreed a six-month contract with Rangnick, with the view of having a two-year consultancy role once the initially period is over for the German.
This news has sent shockwaves around the footballing world with supporters of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs universally in agreement that this is a competent hiring from a United board that have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of ambition.
Here is the best of the reaction from all three sets of fans.
@CFCPYS said: ‘I’m not even gunna lie this is a good appointment.’
@WamiqNoman said: ‘Top coach. Inventor of gegenpressing.’
@CFC_cameron said: ‘And still klopp and tuchel are better.’
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@quinner12344 said: ‘This is good for Utd. He is Tuchels mentor. Let’s just hope he isn’t the DOF after this.’
@Goonlighting said: ‘No idea if Rangnick will work out in the long term, but surely he’s gonna get that team new-manager-bouncin’ for his first match home vs Arsenal.’
@ArsenalAgitator said: ‘Rangnick to United. We really are the only Top 6 club in the country without at least one elite member of non playing staff.
‘Well done Mikel and Edu.’
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@HaleEndFinesse said: ‘Ralf Rangnick first Manchester United game will be against Arsenal
‘Not a great start for him , we’ll see #RalfOut trending. Bookmark this tweet lads.’
@AFCAmira said: ‘Ralf Rangnick wow! United are going to be in good hands during his time at the club. Will be exciting to see who United appoint in the summer.’
@jawairia_thfc said: ‘rangnick is actually a solid appointment….sigh watford wont let us have good things.’
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@DavidTHFC_ said: ‘Ralf Rangnick! This could be an incredible deal for them. Will be interesting to see how this plays out, extremely controlling manager but no doubt a genius.’
@thfc_AC22 joked: ‘United are back… Rangnick in a consultancy role for 2 years.’
@drippydele said: ‘He is the best coach they have since SAF.’