Ralf Rangnick’s decision to balance his position at Manchester United with the Austria job has come under scrutiny, raising doubts about how much of an impact he will have at the club
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Erik ten Hag has not picked up the phone to call Ralf Rangnick since his appointment Manchester United Boss.
The Dutchman will join Old Trafford in the summer to succeed Rangnick, who will also move to an adviser role Taking over the Austria jobafter his time as interim manager.
Ten Hag is yet to see the season with Ajax complete but he has a major makeover ahead of him at United and club bosses have already started planning his arrival with movement up the hierarchy and targeting new players of up to 12 players is expected to depart in the upcoming transfer window.
Rangnick’s decision to do so Juggle his position at United with the Austria job has been heavily scrutinized which raises doubts about how much impact he will have at the club. United have seemingly distanced themselves from Rangnick and Ten Hag seems to have followed suit as he hasn’t picked up the phone to ring him despite having the 63-year-old’s number.
Rangnick said: “I’m pretty sure he has my phone number! He has a few more games to play with Ajax, we have three games to play here. Whenever he wants to talk to me and share our opinions, I’m more than happy to do so.
“I know Eric [ten Hag] will be the manager, with a good recruitment process and signing the right players I am very confident that the fans and the media can see a better team and hopefully in the end a better position in the league. “
Martin Keown says Rangnick’s decision to take over Austria while staying at United feels like a ‘pantomime’. the previous arsenal Speaking on BBC Football Focus, the defender said: “He’s the manager of Manchester United, why are they even doing this now, the whole thing is a pantomime. It just didn’t work. The sooner the new manager comes, the better.”
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Dion Dublin has reached an agreement with Keown and has urged United to cut ties with Rangnick as he doesn’t see the agreement working. He added: “I don’t think it’s going to work. I really don’t understand what it’s like. An international manager who works at Manchester United. He came in and it didn’t work for him, it wasn’t great.” There are still problems in the dressing room.
“Manchester United’s individual performances weren’t good enough, they can’t get games together. Cut your ties, you tried, thank you very much and let him go. I don’t think you need anything that you haven’t already had worked.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/erik-ten-hag-manutd-rangnick-26846414 Erik ten Hag's phone conversation with Ralf Rangnick emerges as Man Utd told to 'cut ties'