Rangnick would take Man Utd job on short-term basis but wants boardroom role

Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly remains “interested” in taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, though he has one condition.

The 63-year-old is currently the head of sports development at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, having become a preeminent figure in the sport due to the impact of his philosophy on German football.

He was previously considered for the United job in 2019 after pressure mounted on Solskjaer following a string of poor results.

Now, after a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and several other bad performances over the last two months, Solskjaer is facing uncertainty again as fans and pundits call for his sacking.

And Bild journalist Christian Falk has claimed Rangnick is still open to taking over at Man United despite the poor position the club finds itself in.

Reports have also suggested the German is willing to become United manager but only on an interim basis.

It is understood that Rangnick, if given the job, would expect to be given a position in the club's hierarchy after his spell in charge concludes.

Rangnick would be no stranger to the role, having overseen the success of RB Leipzig at boardroom level until his resignation in 2020.

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Rangnick was also asked back in 2019 where the Manchester club had gone wrong, to which he provided an answer many Red Devils fans would agree with.

He told The Times: “Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming.

"They haven’t won the title since he left. At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones.

“You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.

“Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players.

"Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players.”

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