Home » Manchester United linked with German football icon
Manchester United Transfer Rumours

Manchester United linked with German football icon

 

German professional football manager Ralf Rangnick is interested in a move to the Premier League. 

Rangnick was in charge as technical director at Leipzig and he worked for the Red Bull for over eight years guiding the team from the lower regions to the top of the Bundesliga and the quarter finals of the Champions League. 

After seeing a move to AC Milan fell through last month, Rangnick has terminated his contract as football director at Red Bull by mutual consent. 

The former Hoffenheim coach was expected to join AC Milan in order to help the club rebuild but Milan decided to pull the plug from the deal and extend the contract of Stefano Pioli.

The former Hoffenheim coach is now a free agent and feels ready to pursue a move to England.

Rangnick has been a key figure in unearthing some of Europe’s finest young players and it is not surprising to see why the  German has been linked with Manchester United in the past as they sought a first technical director appointment.

Rangnick had previously built his reputation as an innovative coach, with a track record of buying talented young players and selling them on for big profits.

At Leipzig, he has helped to unearth Timo Werner, Naby Keita, Willi Orban, Yussuf Poulsen, and Emil Forsberg. 

His best finish as a manager came back in 2004/2005 when his Schalke side were pipped to the Bundesliga title by Bayern Munich, while they were also beaten by Bayern in the final of the DFB-Pokal

In England, it’s been claimed United are reviving their plans to hire a director of football having been linked with Rio Ferdinand, Van der Sar and a few others and Rangnick is again being mentioned amongst several high-profile candidates.

However, Calciomercato.com says Rangnick favours pursuing a coaching career in England.