What do we know about Ralf Rangnick? The man who inspired Jurgen Klopp and Tuchel.

The red devils are in advance talks with the German manager Ralf Rangnick as an interim manager.

He will sign 6 months contract with the club keeping him till the end of this season.

If things go well United might consider keeping him as/at the permanent role by further giving him a 2-year contract.

Provided the club’s first choice and the ex-Spurs manager Poch is not available to join.

Leipzig’s German headcoach Ralf Rangnick attends the German Cup (DFB Pokal) Final football match RB Leipzig v FC Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP via Getty Images).

What do we know about our manager to be- Ralf Rangnick?

Previous Roles

Head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow. The German has also previously coached Hannover, Schalke and Hoffenheim before moving into a management role with RB Leipzig.

In his second spell at Schalke, he won the German Cup, German Super Cup and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League where they were beaten by United.

Style of play

Rangnick has long been recognised as one of the first people to invent the ‘gegenpress’, which translates as ‘counter-press; the high-pressing,Where the team immediately fights to win the ball back after losing the possession.

The style famously adopted and bought to fame by Jürgen Klopp.

Rangnick’s game plans were always meticulously planned while his influence on those around him has been extraordinary and that’s testament to his vast knowledge. 

Ralf Rangrick with Jurgen Klopp


German coaches who are now considered as one of the top like Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel consider Rangnick as an important figure in their respective managerial paths.

What has he said about his style of play?

“Tactics, fitness, and rules are all hugely important, but they’re only a means to an end. My job – the job – is to improve players. Players follow you as a manager if they feel that you make them better. That’s the greatest, most sincere motivation there is.”

“If you want to increase the speed of your game, you have to develop quicker minds rather than quicker feet,” he said.

“At RB Leipzig, we work on increasing the memory space and the processing pace. We put players into the Soccerbot, for example – a machine that simulates previous games and allows players to relive key moments of matches.

“It’s PlayStation football, but with your feet. The players enjoy it so much we have a hard time getting some of them to stop.

This is what I think

To settle here is way too difficult than it seems. He doesn’t have experience with English football at all. But even if we give him the benefit of the doubt, I do not want the club to stick with him if things don’t work out in the 6-month contract that he will sign.

We will have to be prepared with a good alternative for the next season and I don’t know how much of a difference Pochetino is going to make.

Are you confident about Ralf Rangnick joining United?

1 Comment

  • Krishna Posted January 10, 2022 4:22 pm

    Good read! Ragnick comes with a good reputation and a vision of how he wants his team to play which is great!
    However I think it’s going to be a challenge for any manager to get the team back to the top. United first need to strengthen the midfield by signing a top quality CDM in order to compete with the top teams in the premier league and Europe.

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