The Athletic football correspondent, David Ornstein, reported on Thursday, November 25th, that an agreement has been reached between Manchester United and Rangnick.
Official club confirmation is subject to approval from FC Lokomotiv Moscow, where the German currently works as Head of Sports and Development.
The deal is a six-month managerial contract, in which he will guide the club through to the end of the season, and then a two-year consultancy contract.
MEN reporter, Samuel Luckhurt, shared that Rangnick was Manchester United’s first choice for the interim role, and flew into Manchester at the start of the week to continue contract discussions.
The club had reportedly been testing the waters with PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino, but he now looks to be among the shortlist of permanent candidates to be considered at the end of the season.
Due to the process of obtaining a work permit, Rangnick will not be available for Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Chelsea, according to Ornstein.
If all goes well, Rangnick could be in charge as soon as next week in preparation for Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal.
Michael Carrick will continue leading the team in the meantime, as he did on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Villarreal.