Watch: Jamie Carragher praises Man Utd for Ralf Rangnick appointment

Jamie Carragher, Everton vs Liverpool, Goodison Park, June 2020

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has praised Manchester United’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season.

Rangnick has plenty of experience both on the touchline as well as a director, and is widely regarded as the ‘godfather of gegenpressing.’

The 63-year-old has also been handed a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford and will be a key part of the decision-making process when it comes to appointing United’s next permanent manager. 

Carragher has praised his appointment, claiming that it is a positive move for the club, whilst also stating that Rangnick will play a big part in appointing the long term replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“I think the appointment is a positive step in terms of how he wants football played,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“The top teams in European football, three in the Premier League and Bayern Munich as well, they all play the same way as what this guy always has wanted his teams to play, going back 20 years since he started coaching.

“So that is positive, we’ve always been saying what is United compared to City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

“No one has to play exactly the same way, there is always different variants on that. Manchester United were a million miles away from that, Ralf Rangnick has to come in and make sure United are back in the Champions League next season, and hopefully in their eyes have success in winning something.

“But his biggest job is identifying the next coach, that’s his biggest role. I think his role will now take away from Ed Woodward, I know he’s moving on but other people at the top of the club, and they’ll be taking advice from him.

“So I think he’ll want the next coach to be in his image, and he’s almost getting ready for the next coach for how he wants Manchester United to play.”

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