RANGNICK TO END UNITED MANAGERIAL CAREER
Ex-RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim boss Ralf Rangnick will end his short managerial career at Manchester United when he takes the first team to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Rangnick was named the interim manager at Manchester United towards the end of last year.
The Crystal Palace game would be the last one for Rangnick as the interim manager at Old Trafford having replaced Michael Carrick who was the caretaker manager. Carrick managed the first team for three games shortly after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked at the end of November. Ironically, Rangnick was the Manchester United manager for the first time for the visit of Crystal Palace in December. Brazilian internationalFred was the matchwinner after he scored the only goal of the game in the second half to propel Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over the Eagles.
Rangnick has been heavily criticised in his time as the Manchester United boss mainly due to results and performances on the pitch. He's expected to take up a consultancy role at Manchester United at the end of this season as part of the contract he signed towards the end of last year.
Manchester United are unsure of their European status ahead of the game with home team Crystal Palace on the final day of the current Premier League season though it has already been established that they would play European football next season. The Red Devils would need to beat Crystal Palace in front of their fans to secure their place in the Europa League next season. A win over the Eagles will seal sixth spot on the league table and a place in the Europa League next season irrespective of what happens with West Ham United who are on their trail in seventh spot. The Hammers are at Brighton on the final day of the season.