Ralf Rangnick has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become their interim manager.
The 63-year-old, who is seen as the ‘godfather’ of modern coaching in Germany, is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role.
The agreement is subject to Rangnick’s current club, Lokomotiv, agreeing to release him from his contract, although Manchester United do not anticipate this to be a problem.
Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal until the end of May. He will have a further two years in a consultancy role.