Ralf Rangnick’s former agent has revealed that managing a top Premier League club was a “lifelong dream” for the new Man Utd interim boss.
The Red Devils made Rangnick their new manager after parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last month following a poor start to the new Premier League campaign.
Rangnick has got off to a decent start with a 1-1 draw against Young Boys in the Champions League sandwiched in between two 1-0 wins in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and Norwich City.
Their latest performance against Norwich was far from convincing but the victory has moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League table, just one point off fourth-placed West Ham.
Marc Kosicke, who used to be Rangnick’s agent, is Jurgen Klopp’s current representative and was shocked that his former client got the call to be Man Utd boss.
Kosicke told Sport1: “I was surprised that it finally happened. Ralf had at some point become self-employed as a consultant and had an interesting mandate at Lokomotiv Moscow.
“I’m happy for him. A top club in the Premier League – that was his lifelong dream. Here, too, I wish him almost maximum luck. As long as they always stay a place below Liverpool, that’s okay.”
There are a number of German coaches doing well around Europe and Kosicke reckons Man Utd are wise to make use of Rangnick’s “know-how”.
Kosicke added: “You have to look at the current coaching market. The German trainers abroad currently have a good track record. Almost all of them are among the top 4 with their teams in the respective European leagues,” Kosicke explained.
“Klopp and Tuchel in the Premier League, Schwarz in Russia, Schmidt in the Netherlands, Wagner in Switzerland. As is well known, the table does not lie.
“I believe that they [United] are now making use of Ralf’s know-how, both as a trainer and as a club builder and sports director, and say: ‘Come on, we’ll do it until the end of the season and maybe it will continue then’.
“Otherwise, Ralf should be at our side in an advisory capacity’.”
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