Ralf Rangnick's Man Utd salary and compensation fee emerge as contract agreed

The former RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig boss is on the verge of being announced as Manchester United’s new interim manager for the remainder of the Premier League season

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Who is Ralf Rangnick? Man Utd’s interim boss in profile

Ralf Rangnick is on the cusp of being confirmed as Manchester United ‘s new interim manager for the next six months, before a more permanent appointment is expected to be made.

The Old Trafford hierarchy have enticed the German away from his current role as the sporting director of Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow, where he was on a salary of £3.8m-a-year.

Remarkably, United will not have to fork out any compensation to pry Rangnick away from his post in the Russian capital, though the Red Devils have agreed to double his earnings upon his arrival in Manchester.

Only expected to occupy the seat in the Old Trafford dug-out until the end of the current Premier League season, Rangnick will then transition into a consultancy role within United’s boardroom for the next two years.

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Ralf Rangnick is on the verge of being announced as the new Man Utd interim manager


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The decision to allow the former Hoffenheim boss to move ‘upstairs’ in the United hierarchy is reportedly something that was demanded by current club vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

This is due to the level of expertise Rangnick has when it comes to overseeing footballing operations, as his track record with both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig proves.

Many pundits and fans alike have regularly accused United of lacking direction from the top down since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the club after 26 years in 2013.

Rangnick’s arrival could spell the first step in the right direction for a club that have endured turbulent times in recent years, both on and off the field of play.

United’s pursuit of Rangnick has not entirely gone off without a hitch, as the Daily Star report a number of the current crop of playing staff at the club were unhappy with the lack of information they were given.

The club’s stars were thought to be displeased with the fact the majority of the news surrounding the appointment had already been relayed to the media by the time the player’s WhatApp group-chat had reacted to Rangnick’s imminent arrival.

Ralf Rangnick will double his current salary when he joins Man Utd

United had hoped to have Rangnick overseeing things from the Stamford Bridge technical area on Sunday afternoon for the crucial trip to Chelsea.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is considered one of the many current elite managers that were inspired by Rangnick’s teachings, but the 63-year-old will miss the game due to work-permit-related issues.

It was expected that Rangnick’s first game in charge would be for the visit of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on December 2, but it now appears more likely that the ex-Leipzig boss will be in the Old Trafford hot-seat three days later against Crystal Palace.

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