Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United have held talks with managers over managerial role

Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United have held talks with managers over managerial role

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that the club have spoken with some managers but claimed that he hasn’t spoken to the club over the impressions they received.

Man United reportedly held interviews with several managers, including the likes of Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino over a potential move to Old Trafford to become their next manager.

Reports emerged this week that Luis Enrique was a serious contender and United had already scheduled an interview with the ex-Barcelona boss over taking up the managerial role as well.

Several outlets claimed that Erik ten Hag impressed Manchester United chiefs during his interview but Rangnick maintained that he has no idea the impressions United got from those they had interviewed.

“I don’t know,” Rangnick told MUTV when asked if Manchester United had interviewed Erik ten Hag.

“I know that they have spoken to some people, but so far we haven’t spoken about the experience and the impressions that they have got from those meetings.”

Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United have held talks with managers over the managerial role at United
Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United have held talks with managers over the managerial role at United

Former Man United boss Louis van Gaal advised Erik ten Hag against joining Manchester United as he claimed The Red Devils are rather a ‘commercial’ club.

“Erik ten Hag should join a football club, not a commercial club,” said Van Gaal. “Manchester United is a commercial club.”

When Ralf Rangnick was asked about his opinion of the Dutchman, the German tactician said: “Premier League, when any rich person or company can buy a club, is a commercialised business.

“I don’t see anything negative in that. Louis himself as an experienced coach signed a contract here.

“He could have known that in advance if he had that opinion.”