Recall that Ralf Rangnick was quietly serving as manager of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow in 2021 before Manchester United decided to approach him and appointed him the interim manager of the club.
Rangnick who has coached a series of German clubs including VfB Stuttgart, Schalke 04, and RB Leipzig joined Manchester United weeks after the club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjae due to a poor run of games.
Based on the deal he signed with Manchester United on November 29, 2021, Rangnick is expected to serve as the interim coach of the club for the rest of the 2021-2022 season after that, he is expected to serve as the club’s consultant for two years.
Initially, when the 63-year-old German tactician was named the interim coach of Manchester United, there were high hopes that he would bring back the glory days of the club. Unfortunately, his arrival at the club has not made any positive important.
However, in his first few weeks at the club, he was able to guide the club from the 9th spot to the top four. Suddenly, the form declined drastically and the club fell out of the top four again.
Things are so bad for Manchester United that they have crashed out of all the competitions they were involved in including the UEFA Champions League.
Ralf Rangnick was expected to at least qualify the club for next season’s UEFA Champions League by making it into the top four on the Premier League table. But that is gradually becoming impossible this season.
Ahead of the Manchester United Premier League game against Norwich City scheduled to kick off at 15:00 at Old Trafford later today, April 16, coach Ralf Rangnick stressed that he would take the United’s job over and over again if he had the chance.
“As a manager, you always have to question what you could have done better but I have no regrets [about taking the job],” Rangnick said.
“We are all aware it’s not an easy squad and the whole situation was not easy or I would not be sitting here and Ole would probably still be here.
“We have shown in the past couple of months we were able to raise the level but not in the same sustainable way that I would have wished. That’s the reason I’m not happy at all with what we’ve achieved so far.”
🗣 "I have no regrets whatsoever that I took that role, I would do it over and over again."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 16, 2022
Ralf Rangnick believes he made the right choice coming to Man United despite being 6 points off top 4 compared to 5 points off it when I was first appointed 😅 pic.twitter.com/cS4ZtN4wMN
Has Ralf Rangnick failed at Manchester United?
Last season, Manchester United finished second on the Premier League table and made it to the Europa League final under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjae.
Unfortunately, coach Solskjae struggled with the club this season and that forced the club’s management to sack him in November 2021. They brought in Ralf Rangnick because they believed he has all it takes to turn things around.
Unfortunately, Manchester United are currently sitting on the 7th spot with 51 points in 31 games, seven points away from 4th placed Tottenham Hotspur.
From all indication, Manchester United are not looking like a team that will overtake 6th placed West Ham, 5th placed Arsenal, and 4th placed Tottenham for the 4th spot.
More so, coach Ralf Rangnick and Manchester United are ending the 2021-2022 season without any title, which is a massive failure on the part of the German coach.