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Rangnick: Man Utd are speaking to ‘top coaches’ in manager hunt

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Ralf Rangnick dodged a question about Erik ten Hag on Friday and said Man Utd have spoken to “top coaches” as their search for a new permanent boss continues.

Ten Hag is now the overwhelming favourite to become the Red Devils boss next season with interim boss Rangnick moving into a consultancy role at the end of the current campaign.

Widespread reports have claimed that his appointment is edging ever closer but Rangnick refused to address United’s interest in Ten Hag.

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Rangnick told reporters at a pre-match press conference: “I think this is the press conference for tomorrow’s game and I don’t intend to speak about any possible new managers here.

“From what I know, all the managers with whom the club have so far spoken are top managers, top coaches. If this includes Erik ten Hag, then it’s also true with him. That’s all I can say at this stage.”

When pressed on his successor, Rangnick added: “I know which coaches they have spoken to so far and that’s why I can say all of the coaches that have spoken to are top coaches.”

“We have had a good week of training: we trained well and we trained on a very aggressive level in the last couple of days,” Ralf continues.

“Now, it’s up to us to play as we trained in the last couple of days.” #MUFC | #EVEMUN

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 8, 2022

On his own role next season, the Man Utd interim boss continued: “As you know, we have agreed upon a contract as an advisor and we will speak about that in the next couple of weeks I’m pretty sure – at the latest, the end of the season. But again, my focus is on tomorrow.”

Asked about the balance of his team ahead of their trip to face Everton at the weekend, Rangnick said: “It’s got to do with the kind of players we have available. As you know, we have quite a few strikers missing in the last couple of weeks and months.

“In the game against Leicester, on top of that, we had [Cristiano] Ronaldo not available, that’s one reason.

“The other reason is the focus. In the first couple of weeks, we put our focus on being more stable defensively and conceding not that many goals, which we did. At one stage, we also found out then that we needed a plan out of possession of the ball to create chances ourselves. Right now, It’s about getting both parts together.”

 

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