MANCHESTER, England, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick will start work at Old Trafford on Friday having been granted a work permit, the Premier League club said.
The German coach had been waiting for the approval process to be completed since being appointed on Monday. Rangnick, 63, has replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked last month.
Though Rangnick will be at Old Trafford later on Thursday for the Premier League game against Arsenal, caretaker manager Michael Carrick will continue to take charge of the team.
“He (Rangnick) will be in the stands for tonight’s match and will start work tomorrow morning,” a United spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday.
Rangnick will be interim manager until the end of the season before the former Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig coach takes up a consultancy role with the club for a further two years.
Rangnick, who began coaching in the early 1980s, is a proponent of ‘gegenpressing’ — a style of football in which teams press with high energy to win the ball back as soon as possible, rather than falling back to regroup.