The interim Manchester United boss is believed to have angered club officials with his post-match comments following Liverpool’s recent humiliation
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In the wake of Jurgen Klopps Men rioting against their bitter rivals, Rangnick admitted United were six years behind their Merseyside counterparts. “It’s embarrassing, it’s disappointing, maybe even humiliating,” added the German.
“We have to accept that they are now six years ahead of us.
When Jürgen Klopp came, they changed at the club and not only raised the team, but the club and the city to a new level. We need to do that in the next transfer window.”
Rangnick’s tenure as caretaker manager comes to an end after the end of the season and the Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has already been officially introduced as his successor on a permanent basis. Rangnick is expected to transition to a two-year advisory role in United’s boardroom.
However, director of football John Murtough is believed to have differing opinions with Rangnick on how long it will take for United to return to their former glory and hopes Ten Hag can prove the ‘six years on’ claim wrong .
Rangnick has publicly predicted that United can expect a lot of movement in terms of their squad in the summer. “It’s clear to me that there will be, I don’t know what, six, seven, eight, maybe 10 new players,” he revealed. “And before you sign these players do you need to be clear about how you want to play?
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“What kind of football does the new manager want to play and then take from there and then bring every single player that fits that profile.
“There will definitely be a change. But that doesn’t help us now because we still have five games to play,” said Lokomotiv Moscow’s sporting director. The conversion will take place on the hot seat instead of with Ten Hag instead of Rangnick.
Tension had built up between Rangnick and other figures at the club. Corresponding The TelegraphUnited’s interim boss has asked technical director Darren Fletcher to stop giving tactical advice to players from the touchline during games.
The former United midfielder also played an active role in the club’s search for a new manager, which could potentially create a wider rift as Rangnick himself was interested in the role full-time. The fact that there was a figure on the coaching bench who was actively looking for his replacement may have upset the former RB Leipzig boss.
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