RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick on the sideline during the test match between RB Leipzig vs Real Betis Sevilla in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany, 14 August 2016.

Comparing Rangnick’s Bundesliga record to Tuchel’s and Klopp’s

With Ralf Rangnick’s impending appointment as Manchester United interim manager, much has been made about the German’s influential impact on his country’s football culture and on other German managers.

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are both on the record as stating Rangnick as one of their tactical inspirations, with Rangnick famous for bringing the Gegenpress to Germany where it has become the dominant tactical philosophy.

Tuchel and Klopp both managed Mainz and then Borussia Dortmund, while Rangnick has managed at Stuttgart, Hamburg, twice at Schalke and twice at RB Leipzig in between roles higher up. Most famously he led Hoffenheim from the regional leagues to the Bundesliga.

But how do the records of the three managers in the German top-flight compare?

Ralf Rangnick

Games: 294
Won: 121
Drawn: 71
Lost: 102

Goals for: 456
Goals against: 410

Points per game: 1.48
Win rate: 41.6%
Loss rate: 34.7%

Goals per game: 1.55
Goals against per game: 1.35

Bundesliga titles won: 0

Jurgen Klopp

Games: 340
Won: 162
Drawn: 84
Lost: 94

Goals for: 599
Goals against: 407

Points per game: 1.68
Win rate: 47.7%
Loss rate: 27.7%

Goals per game: 1.76
Goals against per game: 1.2

Bundesliga titles won: 2

Thomas Tuchel

Games: 238
Won: 107
Drawn: 60
Lost: 71

Goals for: 383
Goals against: 304

Points per game: 1.6
Win rate: 45.0%
Loss rate: 29.8%

Goals per game: 1.61
Goals against per game: 1.28

Bundesliga titles won: 0

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